THANKSGIVING VOLUME STAYS STRONG

Retailers reported strong produce sales this Thanksgiving, despite some increased prices caused by cold weather in California and Tropical Storm Gordon in Florida. Retailers said customers still went for traditional holiday items, but one reported an increase in sales of precut carrots and two of those interviewed by SN last week reported a dip in cranberry sales.A spokesman for Raley's, West Sacramento,

Retailers reported strong produce sales this Thanksgiving, despite some increased prices caused by cold weather in California and Tropical Storm Gordon in Florida. Retailers said customers still went for traditional holiday items, but one reported an increase in sales of precut carrots and two of those interviewed by SN last week reported a dip in cranberry sales.

A spokesman for Raley's, West Sacramento, Calif., said dollar sales for produce were up overall from last year, but those

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