THE BOTTLE BATTLE

Baby formula as a category is alive and kicking, but some supermarket operators complain they're the ones getting kicked.The pullout of the third-leading formula manufacturer, the challenges associated with the Women, Infants and Children program and competition from alternate formats have some retailers and wholesalers feeling colicky.In several Midwestern states, the decision by Wyeth-Ayerst, Philadelphia,

Baby formula as a category is alive and kicking, but some supermarket operators complain they're the ones getting kicked.

The pullout of the third-leading formula manufacturer, the challenges associated with the Women, Infants and Children program and competition from alternate formats have some retailers and wholesalers feeling colicky.

In several Midwestern states, the decision by Wyeth-Ayerst, Philadelphia, to discontinue its baby formula products has left retailers wonderi

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