OLEAN, N.Y. -- Olean Wholesale Grocery Co-Op here has reported a 10% increase in its nonfood volume due to aggressive price promotions by its 130 food retailers. The impact of mass merchandisers in the upstate New York region has resulted in Olean-supplied grocery retailers running more advertised specials and weekly features "at much more competitive prices" in health and beauty care and general merchandise," said Curt Rumsey, manager of HBC and general merchandise for the wholesaler. ...
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