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Retailers, shoppers brace for Northeast snowstorm

Supermarkets — and their shoppers — were preparing for heavy snow storms expected to dump more than a foot of snow over the Northeast Monday and Tuesday. For supermarkets, the threat of snow often means a spike in sales, although that can be offset by closures once the snow arrives. On Monday several turned to social media to get the word out:

Fairway Market made sure shoppers knew it stores would open early:

By morning, there were lines outside its Upper West Side location:

Further downtown near Union Square, lines are a regular thing at Trader Joe’s, but most often they’re inside the doors:

Many found empty shelves Monday morning:

If you could? Thank a clerk.


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