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Retailers ready for holiday rush
Stocking up on flags, fireworks, food
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Maggie Smith, left, and Misty Buffington decorate cupcakes on Tuesday at Publix in preparation for the Fourth of July. Retailers are gearing up for the holiday. - photo by Autumn Vetter
When it comes to the Fourth of July, it’s all about outdoor activities. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, nearly 70 percent of Americans plan to celebrate the holiday by holding or attending a cookout, barbecue or picnic. And local retailers are stocking up on items needed to make the outdoor festivities successful.“There will be lots of grilling, yep,” said Brenda Reid, a spokeswoman for Publix Supermarkets, which has several Forsyth County locations.