"Sales have dipped at large supermarket chains across Lebanon as customers continue to avoid crowded public commercial outlets in favor of neighborhood grocers in the face of looming security threats. Business has declined across the board on all items at the country's larger franchises, said the head of the Syndicate of Lebanese Supermarket Owners, Nabil Fahad.
"I'm not sure of the reasons but our members are all complaining about it," he said of a drop in consumer traffic.
"I think people are worried about large shopping centers, so are going to smaller shops."" (thanks yasmine).