For some food retailers operating at the high end, this is shaping up to be a strong holiday season. Trip Straub, vice president, Straub's Markets, St. Louis, said that although times may be getting tough for consumers, the ongoing popularity of high-quality foods is making this year look like it will be even better than last. β€œTo date, this year things have been very strong,” he said. β€œI don't anticipate that will subside.” The chain offers only fresh turkeys for Thanksgiving, and allows ...

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