SUMMER '99 LOOKS STRONG FOR RETAILERS AROUND U.S.

The summer of '99 got off to a generally strong start, according to an SN survey of supermarkets around the country.The most popular sales items tended to be the traditional seasonal fare and accoutrements -- picnic foods, meats for grilling, charcoal briquettes -- with a few regional variations, including fresh Pacific salmon in Minnesota and survivalist gear in Utah.The exception to this essentially

The summer of '99 got off to a generally strong start, according to an SN survey of supermarkets around the country.

The most popular sales items tended to be the traditional seasonal fare and accoutrements -- picnic foods, meats for grilling, charcoal briquettes -- with a few regional variations, including fresh Pacific salmon in Minnesota and survivalist gear in Utah.

The exception to this essentially sunny picture is the Northeast. There, both consumers and retailers have s

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