Supermarkets' back-to-school displays went up last month featuring lower loss-leader pricing and more fashion selections at better margins. Stores featured half-price specials on the basics like writing instruments, construction paper, small notebooks and filler papers as well as items priced under $1. This year's approach to the season appeared to be more aggressive as food chains attempted to combat intense pressure from the mass merchandisers and drug chains for the seasonal business, ...

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