FRESH FOOD SALES SURGE IN KATRINA'S WAKE

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Volunteers and residents returning to hurricane-damaged areas caused fresh food sales to surge at supermarkets, officials at Associated Grocers told SN."People here had, and some still have, whole families living with them. When you're feeding 30-some people in your home, sandwiches are a good thing to have," said Clayton Lester, vice president, corporate marketing/special services,

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Volunteers and residents returning to hurricane-damaged areas caused fresh food sales to surge at supermarkets, officials at Associated Grocers told SN.

"People here had, and some still have, whole families living with them. When you're feeding 30-some people in your home, sandwiches are a good thing to have," said Clayton Lester, vice president, corporate marketing/special services, at Associated Grocers of Baton Rouge.

Lester spoke of the nearly quarter-m

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