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Body Shop parent posts 128% profit growth in Q2
Jacksonville, Fla. — Body Central Corp., operator of the Body Central and Body Shop retail chains, reported Friday that net income for the second quarter was $5.3 million, compared with $2.3 million in the year-ago period.
Net revenues increased 22.1% to $74.7 million, compared with $61.2 million for second quarter 2010. Same-store sales increased 14.7%.
Ingles Markets Q3 profit up 11%
Asheville, N.C. — Ingles Markets reported Friday that profit for the quarter ended June 25 rose 11% to $12.7 million, compared with $11.4 million in the year earlier period.
Revenue increased 6% to $911 million from $856.1 million. Same-store sales, excluding fuel, rose 2%.