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Title: Consumers are Back in Food Stores

April 26, 2000

In February, sales advances in supermarkets (+1.9%) and other food stores (+0.8%) pushed sales up in the retail food sector by 1.8%. February's gain follows two months of unusual sales.

Concern over potential Y2K problems and millennial festivities were mainly responsible for strong sales in December 1999.

In January, consumers reduced considerably their purchases in food stores after strong activity the previous month. Sales in food stores have generally been increasing since the spring of 1996


-- (, April 26, 2000

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