NEW YORK — Supermarkets along the East Coast used Facebook and Twitter to keep customers informed about store closings throughout Hurricane Irene. “All of our stores located in Mandatory Evacuation Areas will be closing. As we learn details we'll post on Facebook & Twitter,” each of A&P’s banners said in Twitter posts on Saturday. Many supermarkets in New York appeared to have been caught off guard by the city’s decision to shut down mass transit on Saturday, forcing stores to ...

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