No doubt about it -- for supermarkets, the grilling season means sizzling steaks -- and sizzling sales. "Some promoted items related to summer will more than double their movement and, conversely, other items not barbecue-related slow down," said Joe Hoffman, vice president, meat merchandising and procurement for A&P, Montvale, N.J. Hoffman, who oversees meat merchandising, assortment, pricing and promotion for about 400 stores on the East Coast, can pretty much pinpoint when his ...

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