The El Nino-influenced warmer winter in some sections of the country invited supermarkets to get an early start on summer merchandising which usually kicks off this coming Memorial Day weekend. Soaring spring temperatures up to 90 degrees in some areas also put consumers into a buying mood for outdoor summer hard goods like lawn mowers, playballs and picnic-related items, said nonfood buyers. Beach balls, barbecue grills and tools, drinkware, flags and picnic accessories began appearing in ...
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