RETAILER NETS SALES WITH FRESH CRAB LEGS

DAYTON, Ohio -- Dorothy Lane Markets paved the way by giving customers lots of information and then sent sales of Alaskan red king crab legs soaring this fall.The upscale, two-unit independent sold 3,000 pounds of the sought-after legs over a two-week period, and two-thirds of the sales were rung up over one weekend, said Jack Gridley, the retailer's meat/seafood director.While this is the third year

DAYTON, Ohio -- Dorothy Lane Markets paved the way by giving customers lots of information and then sent sales of Alaskan red king crab legs soaring this fall.

The upscale, two-unit independent sold 3,000 pounds of the sought-after legs over a two-week period, and two-thirds of the sales were rung up over one weekend, said Jack Gridley, the retailer's meat/seafood director.

While this is the third year Dorothy Lane has brought in the fresh, short-season crab -- considered the

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