As summer grilling season heats up, retailers look to boost meat department sales without sacrificing too much margin
Summer is finally here, and retailers are hoping that the warming weather might help take some of the chill out of the economy. To be fair, supermarkets have weathered the recession better than many other businesses. To save money, consumers are cooking and eating at home more often, and meat department managers are hoping that this trend will translate into a good season for summer cookouts, possibly even offering opportunities to move premium cuts like steaks. But as one retailer noted, ...
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