Many retailers have taken to promoting Back-to-School earlier and earlier in the year, although the big push for food still takes place the first week that school is in session. "The day school starts, everything gets flipped around. Everyone has to be somewhere, every minute, and it really changes how people shop," said Scott Anderson, store manager of County Market, Worthington, Minn. Some have noticed that there is less business in the traditional lunchbox items, as schoolchildren opt ...

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