Blizzards A Boon to Retailers

Supermarkets along the East Coast last week braved a pair of heavy snowstorms and their associated shopping sprees. Dubbed the storms contributed to record-breaking annual snowfall totals here and in places like Maryland, Delaware and parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They brought strain to supermarkets, but also plenty of business, particularly among shoppers who stocked up ahead of

WASHINGTON — Supermarkets along the East Coast last week braved a pair of heavy snowstorms — and their associated shopping sprees.

Dubbed “Snowmageddon,” the storms contributed to record-breaking annual snowfall totals here and in places like Maryland, Delaware and parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They brought strain to supermarkets, but also plenty of business, particularly among shoppers who stocked up ahead of the first storm Feb. 5, then experienced lengthy power outag

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