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Grocery sales slide on lower volume

Ease in promotions mark slow start to 4Q: analyst

Sales at U.S. grocery stores slowed by 1.4% during November, primarily due to lower overall volumes, according to figures from IRI.

The sales decline followed months of flattish year-over-year results and accompanied a moderation in promotional intensity in comparison to recent months, according to a report issued this week by BMO Capital Markets.

That could suggest that consumers in lieu of hot deals they have been accustomed to seeing in recent months may have skipp

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