Food retailers are positioning themselves to better capitalize on the potential for Americans to spend their summer enjoying the comforts of home instead of taking more costly vacations amid the current economic climate. With the talk of gas prices now approaching $5 per gallon and airline ticket prices escalating as well, several retailers — including Wal-Mart and Whole Foods — have launched aggressive summer promotions touting the virtues of the backyard barbecue, while others are ...

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