HURRICANE FRAN'S predicted arrival on the Carolina coastline last week prompted industry operators to spring into preparatory action. Food Lion, Salisbury, N.C., and Piggly Wiggly, Charleston, S.C., were among companies that started preparing for the worst early in the week by increasing shipments of water, batteries, bread and other emergency items, according to executives. "We have been working on this since we knew for sure it would hit us," said Cecily N. Durrett, Food Lion's ...

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