Another bad winter could mean good sales for instant hot cereal in packets. According to grocery retailers and wholesalers, weather -- the more inclement, the better -- is a true driving force behind hot cereal sales. And these days, the instant packet is the driving force among hot cereal products. Given a winter with cold temperatures comparable to last year's, oatmeal packets and other hot cereal products should move briskly, and especially quickly if they are aided by hot price points. ...

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