ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Barlow Foods, an independent retailer here, plans to promote its nearly two-year-old home-shopping service this summer. While the retailer would not release specific figures, it indicated home shopping is a profitable part of its operations. In addition, executives believe offering the service gives the store a strategic advantage over its competitors. "Every sale we do in home delivery is a sale the competition isn't making," said Paul Blomberg, commercial sales ...
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