BABY TALK

The baby aisle is giving supermarket retailers a lot to cry about these days, as key sales from the coveted young mother are no longer just crawling, but walking out of their stores and into the arms of other retail outlets.Dollar sales for the Top 10 brands of the main baby categories -- diapers, ready-to-drink formula, food/snacks, accessories and wipes -- were down at food stores for the 52 weeks

The baby aisle is giving supermarket retailers a lot to cry about these days, as key sales from the coveted young mother are no longer just crawling, but walking out of their stores and into the arms of other retail outlets.

Dollar sales for the Top 10 brands of the main baby categories -- diapers, ready-to-drink formula, food/snacks, accessories and wipes -- were down at food stores for the 52 weeks ended July 13, 2003, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago. Sales of dispo

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