OKLAHOMA CITY -- In a move to boost lucrative party sales, Homeland Stores here put a fake submarine sandwich and two fake party trays on top of a deli case in one of its stores. So far, the test, which began in December, appears to be succeeding, said Joel Turner, deli-bakery merchandising director for the 112-unit chain. "I don't have figures specifically on the sandwiches, but I can easily say that inquiries about subs are up 30% to 40% since we put this up in December. And overall ...

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