The lazy days of summer are proving to be golden opportunities for supermarket sales. This season's sales are surpassing last year's, particularly in the produce, deli, meat and beverage categories, according to chains SN contacted. Though phalanxes of circulars and point-of-sale aids are pitching summer fare, favorable weather, strong local economies and supermarkets' one-stop shopping convenience are fueling sales gains, retailers said. And while business traditionally slows down in ...

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