THIBODAUX, La. -- As summertime approaches, retailers are stocking their meat cases with grilling items as consumers look to move their dining occasions outdoors.
According to Charles Hamblen, meat and seafood director for Rouse's Supermarket Inc. here, his chain is gearing its barbecue promotions to reflect the cultural tastes of the area.
"To the Southeast, the Louisiana area, barbecues happen every weekend basically," he said. "The weekends are built around festivals and fa