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• Arden Group, parent company to Gelson's Markets, announced that its first quarter sales were $118.8 million, down from $120.4 million during the same period a year ago. Net income for the period was $6.5 million, up from $6.4 million a year earlier. Same-store sales were own 1.3 percent.

• Sara Lee Corp. said that its third quarter profits were up 82 percent to $211 million, from $116 million a year ago. Q3 sales rose 10 percent to $3.24 billion from $2.94 billion.
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