JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Florida supermarket chains took advantage of a state-mandated sales tax holiday to promote batteries, flashlights and other hurricane-related supplies from June 1 through 12. Winn-Dixie Stores here and other chains featured flashlights, lanterns, candles, batteries and coolers more prominently than usual because those items were tax-exempt to help Florida residents prepare for hurricane season, which officially began June 1. "We created signage to communicate to our ...

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