OLYMPICS BOOST SALES FOR ATLANTA MERCHANTS

ATLANTA -- As the Olympic hoopla fades, athletes pack their bags and visitors go home, supermarket operators here are shining the medals they earned in the sales event.Despite media reports of local merchants and restaurant owners not doing as well as anticipated, several chains contacted by SN said the two-week international competition, which ended Aug. 4, pushed up sales and bolstered store traffic

ATLANTA -- As the Olympic hoopla fades, athletes pack their bags and visitors go home, supermarket operators here are shining the medals they earned in the sales event.

Despite media reports of local merchants and restaurant owners not doing as well as anticipated, several chains contacted by SN said the two-week international competition, which ended Aug. 4, pushed up sales and bolstered store traffic at their Atlanta-area locations.

One retailer that got a lift from the gam

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