RETAILERS LOCK IN LOW PRICES FOR LONGER

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Week-long specials remain the mainstay of most price promotions. In an effort to encourage more pantry-loading, though, retailers are making offers that last four, eight and even 12 weeks.Price Chopper here and Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., have cut prices on numerous products until July 4. A&P, Montvale, N.J., and K-VA-T Food Stores, Abingdon, Va., are running month-long

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Week-long specials remain the mainstay of most price promotions. In an effort to encourage more pantry-loading, though, retailers are making offers that last four, eight and even 12 weeks.

Price Chopper here and Winn-Dixie Stores, Jacksonville, Fla., have cut prices on numerous products until July 4. A&P, Montvale, N.J., and K-VA-T Food Stores, Abingdon, Va., are running month-long price reductions.

While Price Chopper has conducted extended-period pro

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