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NATURE FOOD CENTRES ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SALES INCREASE OF 17.8 PERCENT

NATURE FOOD CENTRES ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SALES INCREASE OF 17.8 PERCENT
 WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Nature Food Centres, Inc. (NASDAQ: NAFD) today announced that total sales for the five weeks ended Sept. 27, 1992 increased 17.8 percent to $6.2 million from $5.2 million reported for the same period last year. Comparable store sales increased 6.2 percent.
 Comparable stores sales gains in last year's Sept. 1991 period were 9.5 percent.
 Sales for the thirty-nine weeks ended Sept. 27, 1992 rose 18.6 percent to $47.9 million from $40.4 million in the year ago period. Comparable store sales were up 9.0 percent for the thirty-nine weeks.
 Nature Food Centres' President and Chief Executive Officer, Ronald Rossetti commented, "We are pleased with our overall sales growth and our comparable stores sales growth in light of the current economic conditions. The results reflect our belief that in economic down periods, our customers view our products as a basic necessity."
 Nature Food Centres, Inc. is the leading specialty retailer of nutritional supplements and related health-oriented and personal care products in the Northeast. The company currently operates 102 retail stores along the Eastern seaboard, primarily in the Boston-Washington, D.C. corridor.
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 /CONTACT: Amy Ludwig or Joel Herskovits both of Morgen-Walke Associates, 212-986-5900, for Nature Food Centres/
 (NAFD) CO: Nature Food Centres, Inc. ST: Massachusetts IN: REA SU:


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