CHAINS BID TO LIFT SALES DESPITE LOW INFLATION

Without inflation to give sales a boost, retailers around the country are seeking more creative ways to strengthen their top lines.

While shopper loyalty programs seem to be a primary method of choice for keeping sales up, other operators are using continuities, meal solutions and more directed advertising efforts to combat the effect of low inflation.

At Furr's Supermarkets, Albuquerque, N. M., the one-year anniversary of its frequent-shopper cards has given the

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