RETAILERS, CONSUMERS SCRAMBLE TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE FELIX

With Hurricane Felix hovering off the North Carolina-Virginia coastline and threatening to hit land late last week, retailers and consumers in those areas were taking special precautions in advance of the uncertain weather. Retailers reported heavier business than usual, as consumers sought to stock up on nonperishables, particularly water. To meet this demand, numerous retailers told SN they had

With Hurricane Felix hovering off the North Carolina-Virginia coastline and threatening to hit land late last week, retailers and consumers in those areas were taking special precautions in advance of the uncertain weather. Retailers reported heavier business than usual, as consumers sought to stock up on nonperishables, particularly water. To meet this demand, numerous retailers told SN they had worked out alternate means of supplying those items to stores affected by the storm.

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