RETAILERS RING UP ENCOURAGING HOLIDAY SALES

Many food retailers around the United States are reporting good sales this holiday season, fueled by value pricing, promotions and a customer base that has been refraining from travel in the wake of Sept. 11.Some operators said they are hopeful the good business trend will continue for the remainder of the season.Retail giant Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., is posting strong numbers on the food side

Many food retailers around the United States are reporting good sales this holiday season, fueled by value pricing, promotions and a customer base that has been refraining from travel in the wake of Sept. 11.

Some operators said they are hopeful the good business trend will continue for the remainder of the season.

Retail giant Wal-Mart, Bentonville, Ark., is posting strong numbers on the food side of its supercenters.

"What we've seen is that more people are value sho

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