RETAILERS: TAKEOUT VARIES IN THIS WAR

NEW YORK -- During the last Gulf War, many retailers and restaurants saw carryout sales soar, but this time it's a mixed bag.Indeed, retailers told SN last week there are numerous factors, besides the war, that could be causing upturns or downturns in takeout sales. The one thing that's clear is there's no definite pattern, as there was during the 1991 Gulf War or after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist

NEW YORK -- During the last Gulf War, many retailers and restaurants saw carryout sales soar, but this time it's a mixed bag.

Indeed, retailers told SN last week there are numerous factors, besides the war, that could be causing upturns or downturns in takeout sales. The one thing that's clear is there's no definite pattern, as there was during the 1991 Gulf War or after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Other reasons include the late-season Easter and Passover holidays, t

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