WOOSTER, Ohio — Buehler's Fresh Foods here has been enjoying a steady increase in sales in its deli and prepared foods departments during the past several months, according to Mike Merritt, Market Deli merchandiser for the 13-unit chain. Merritt said that the rise in traffic may be partly due to the economic challenges many shoppers are currently facing: As gasoline and food prices continue to climb, shoppers are looking for convenient — and less expensive — alternatives to restaurant ...

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