PRICES, BARBECUING HEAT MEAT SALES

Record low beef prices and a boom in home barbecuing are adding up to more sales in the meat department during the slow summer months this year.Retailers promoting beef, as well as chicken and seafood for the grill, are keeping sales from dipping and, in some cases, are seeing gains, meat department executives told SN.Some are relying solely on product stickers that indicate which products are good

Record low beef prices and a boom in home barbecuing are adding up to more sales in the meat department during the slow summer months this year.

Retailers promoting beef, as well as chicken and seafood for the grill, are keeping sales from dipping and, in some cases, are seeing gains, meat department executives told SN.

Some are relying solely on product stickers that indicate which products are good for the grill, while others have gone all out with radio and newspaper ads an

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