LOS ANGELES -- Bottled water is filling the L.A. Basin. "I see the gallon water [jugs] taking off like crazy, especially during the summertime," said John Cordero, director of purchasing for K.V. Mart Co., a Carson, Calif.-based operator of 15 supermarkets and warehouse stores under the Top Valu, Valu Mart and Valu Plus Food Warehouse banners. Cordero said K.V. Mart sells two to three truckloads of gallon and 2.5 gallon jugs of water a week, and another half-truckload of the 1.5 liter ...
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