YEAR-END BANG

Food retailers said they will be ratcheting up their promotional investments in the fourth quarter as well as supporting other events to make up for last year's lackluster second-half performance, according to an online survey conducted by SN.Among the survey's findings were:A strong majority, or 72% of respondents, planned to increase their promotional spending over last year's fourth quarter.About

Food retailers said they will be ratcheting up their promotional investments in the fourth quarter as well as supporting other events to make up for last year's lackluster second-half performance, according to an online survey conducted by SN.

Among the survey's findings were:

A strong majority, or 72% of respondents, planned to increase their promotional spending over last year's fourth quarter.

About 60% of the retailers said they would invest as much as 2% to 5%

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