SALES START TO REFLECT UPCOMING ST. PATTY'S

Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. And that's no blarney, say supermarket retailers who know the holiday is upon them by the rise in corned beef sales."St. Patrick's Day is an important holiday from a food standpoint because it seems like almost every American household will be having corned beef and cabbage on that day," said Bill Vitulli, vice president of community and government relations

Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. And that's no blarney, say supermarket retailers who know the holiday is upon them by the rise in corned beef sales.

"St. Patrick's Day is an important holiday from a food standpoint because it seems like almost every American household will be having corned beef and cabbage on that day," said Bill Vitulli, vice president of community and government relations for A&P, Montvale, N.J.

Sales of corned beef during the week prior to St.

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