WASHINGTON -- Sales in retail-host restaurants, a category that includes supermarkets, should grow by 6.6% in 1998, according to an annual food-service study released by the National Restaurant Association here. The proliferation of coffee bars, warehouse clubs and miscellaneous retail stores, including liquor stores and bookstores with cafes, is expected to lead the retail-host advance to $15.2 billion in sales this year, up from $14.3 billion projected for 1997, according to the report. ...
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