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• The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. reported that its Q4 sales were $2.2 billion, up from $1.27 billion during the same period a year ago, a 74 percent increase that reflected its acquisition of Pathmark Stores; same-store sales were up three percent.

However, the company also reported a Q4 loss of $61.5 million, compared with $7.2 million in the year-earlier period. Excluding non-operating special items, A&P's earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization more than tripled to $72.2 million.

• Ingles Markets reported that its second quarter net sales increased by $14.9 percent to $782.8 million, on same-store sales that were up 15 percent. Q2 net income was down 3.8 percent to $13.0 million.

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