VIRUS BOOSTS INSECT REPELLENT SALES

Supermarkets are seeing a steep sales increase in mosquito repellents and other bug-control products in the wake of heightened consumer awareness of the mosquito-born West Nile virus.Retailers are scrambling to keep mosquito-fighting products on store shelves, they said."We're trying to keep up stock as best we can," said Lou Ann Wester, grocery buyer, Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas. "We're

Supermarkets are seeing a steep sales increase in mosquito repellents and other bug-control products in the wake of heightened consumer awareness of the mosquito-born West Nile virus.

Retailers are scrambling to keep mosquito-fighting products on store shelves, they said.

"We're trying to keep up stock as best we can," said Lou Ann Wester, grocery buyer, Brookshire Grocery Co., Tyler, Texas. "We're having trouble keeping up with demand." Supply has been especially scarce in

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