HIGH GASOLINE PRICES COULD BENEFIT SUPERMARKETS

Strange as it sounds, steep gasoline prices could have a positive impact on supermarkets.As they start their summer vacations, consumers are feeling squeezed every time they pull up to the gas pump. But they're not scratching their travel plans. They are, however, cutting back on restaurant spending in response to high gas prices, according to a new consumer poll by Technomic, the Chicago-based food-service

Strange as it sounds, steep gasoline prices could have a positive impact on supermarkets.

As they start their summer vacations, consumers are feeling squeezed every time they pull up to the gas pump. But they're not scratching their travel plans. They are, however, cutting back on restaurant spending in response to high gas prices, according to a new consumer poll by Technomic, the Chicago-based food-service consulting firm.

In an online survey of 500 people, nearly a qua

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