Retailers on both coasts launched "Buck a Bag" promotions within weeks of each other, with produce and produce-related items on ad for a dollar. Vons Cos., Arcadia, Calif., announced the promotion in a circular with a headline reading "Buck a Bag Sale!" A 5-pound bag of Vons store-label russet potatoes, a 5-pound bag of Vons carrots, a 5-pound bag of brown onions, a 5-pound bag of red grapefruit, a 2-pound bag of salad tomatoes, a three-pack of romaine hearts and a 3-pound bag of McIntosh ...

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