CASE SALES REACH NEW HIGHS AT SUMMER'S END

NEW YORK -- It's become an end-of-summer ritual at some supermarket chains: the case or club-pack size sale.Retailers often position such promotions so they fall at the end of the season, as shoppers return from vacations and prepare to stock up on back-to-school items.King Soopers, Denver, ran a column of "case sales" in a July ad that included bottled water, eggs, dog food and paper towels.Albertsons,

NEW YORK -- It's become an end-of-summer ritual at some supermarket chains: the case or club-pack size sale.

Retailers often position such promotions so they fall at the end of the season, as shoppers return from vacations and prepare to stock up on back-to-school items.

King Soopers, Denver, ran a column of "case sales" in a July ad that included bottled water, eggs, dog food and paper towels.

Albertsons, Boise, Idaho, in August ran a Club Price page in its ad that in

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