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• Ruddick Corp., owner of Harris Teeter, said that its Q3 earnings were up 15.6 percent to $24.5 million, from $21.2 million during the same period a year ago. Sales increased 0.8 percent to $87.2 million in the same period.

• Ingles Markets said that its third quarter sales increased by $96.7 million to $835.3 million, with same-store sales up 13.3 percent. Q3 net income was up to $16.0 million.

• Drug chain Rite Aid said that its July sales decreased 0.9 percent to $1.975 billion compared to $1.993 billion for the same period last year, as same-store sales increased 1.2 percent.

• CVS Caremark said yesterday that its Q2 earnings were $771.2 million, up from $720.1 million during the same period a year ago. Revenue increased two percent to $21.14 billion from $20.7 billion.

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