The check may be in the mail, but supermarket retailers hoping to receive a back-to-school sales hike due to tax rebate checks may not see those extra dollars go to their cash drawers. While big-box stores like Kmart, BJ's Wholesale Club and Ames Department Stores have created promotions specifically for the federal rebate checks, other retailers and analysts had mixed views on the effects of Uncle's Sam's helping hand. One co-operative wholesaler source in the South said back-to-school ...

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