Food retailers said they will be ratcheting up their promotional investments in the fourth quarter as well as supporting other events to make up for last year's lackluster second-half performance, according to an online survey conducted by SN. Among the survey's findings were: A strong majority, or 72% of respondents, planned to increase their promotional spending over last year's fourth quarter. About 60% of the retailers said they would invest as much as 2% to 5% more this year. A ...

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