Game is boon to grocery stores
By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI / Staff Writer
Super Bowl Sunday is a holiday for area retailers.
Managers from Weis, Martin's and County Market all said their chips, pretzels, nachos and soda were hot sales items Sunday afternoon as shoppers prepared for Super Bowl XXXV parties.
County Market manager Ron Long said they "plan around the holiday," stocking up on snacks in anticipation of brisk sales.
Many party-planners were buying seafood, vegetable and meat platters, said a manager at Martin's on Wesel Boulevard.
Dessert items were also big sellers, according to Long.
At Weis Market, football-shaped cakes and cupcakes decorated with logos of the two Super Bowl teams, the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants, were on display.
Mindy and Mike Wade of Hagerstown were busy Sunday afternoon at Weis buying their weekly order, along with Super Bowl snacks.