The so-called "blizzard of the century" toppled traditional sales patterns at Eastern U.S. supermarkets last week. Supermarkets were recoiling late last week after record-setting snowfalls, as seemingly endless checkout lines and serious product shortages challenged even the most prepared of operators. Even as they geared for a potential second round of snow late in the week, operators moved quickly to restock basic food items and general merchandise necessities such as rock salt and ...

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