TORONTO — Despite rising food costs, low consumer confidence and efforts to attract spenders, approximately 84% of U.S. consumers said they did not use their economic stimulus checks for groceries, according to Precima, a retail analytics firm here. The study was conducted during the first week of June and based upon a sample of 1,948 consumers. “The grocery industry didn't convince the American consumer that maximum return on stimulus checks could be achieved right in the supermarket ...

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