NEW ORLEANS -- Business was brisk last week among supermarkets on the Gulf Coast -- at least at those stores still in operation after Hurricane Katrina had abated. Close to 100 stores remained closed, however -- most of them in areas that are still inaccessible to the public two weeks after the catastrophic storm hit. As evacuees from here and other cities along the Gulf moved inland, supermarket operators reported a surge in business, although the product mix was slightly skewed to ...
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