Storms Swamp Retailers

As retailers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina braced late last week for Hurricane Hanna, they could take little comfort from the situation along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Gustav. Gustav hit Baton Rouge, La., particularly hard last week, knocking Associated Grocers out of commission for a couple of days before it was able to get full power restored and begin shipping

NEW ORLEANS — As retailers in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina braced late last week for Hurricane Hanna, they could take little comfort from the situation along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Gustav.

Gustav hit Baton Rouge, La., particularly hard last week, knocking Associated Grocers out of commission for a couple of days before it was able to get full power restored and begin shipping orders Wednesday afternoon.

Jay Campbell, president and chief executive

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