DALLAS -- A month of unrelenting triple-digit temperatures has resulted in a Texas-sized gusher of increased water and isotonic beverage sales for retailers in the Lone Star State. They report that shoppers are shying away from soft drinks, chilled juices and other beverages and concentrating their buying power on water. And they are also snapping up the ice cubes to cool it off. Sales of water are so strong that some retailers are encountering shortages: not because the wells have run ...

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