THIBODEAUX, La. -- Retailers were as prepared as they could be for the arrival of Hurricane Rita. After losing $3 million worth of fresh foods to Hurricane Katrina, and anticipating power losses in Rita's wake, officials at Rouse Supermarkets canceled orders for perishables just before Rita touched down. Breaux Mart Supermarkets, based in Metairie, La., also suffered substantial losses of fresh foods to Katrina. Spoiled perishables add to the challenge of cleaning up after a storm, noted ...

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