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July 4th by the Numbers
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July 4th by the Numbers

For backyard grillers, the Fourth of July means a lot of delicious food purchases. As Americans fire up their grills over the weekend and break out the red, white and blue cutlery, they’ll be loading up their grocery carts with billions of dollars’ worth of food and beverages. Retailers and manufacturers hoping to benefit from the long weekend sales would be wise to stock up some extra bratwurst, beer and berries to satisfy home cooks every whim.