NEW YORK - St. Patrick's Day gave fresh food retailers something to celebrate. Managers at several chains reported above-average sales of traditional Irish foods, including Irish butter, soda bread and corned beef brisket. "With Friday as St. Patrick's Day, consumers planned events and that increased our Irish soda bread and rye bread sales," said John Colabello, bakery category manager for Quincy, Mass.-based Stop & Shop and Giant of Landover, Md. Both banners are units of Ahold USA. ...

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