CLEVELAND -- Retailers here rang in the holidays with an aggressive bid for the dollars shoppers were putting into entertaining. During a tour of operators in the Cleveland area, most retailers' dreams seemed filled with thoughts of party platters, turkey dinners and relish trays. Elaborate brochures, delivery service, "800" numbers and the promise of individual attention were universally available. Riser Foods, based in Bedford Heights, Ohio, advertised itself as "Cleveland's Favorite ...

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