BUTTING OUT

Security issues, high prices and inconsistent merchandising are preventing some supermarkets from fully realizing sales of recent over-the-counter switches designed to help people stop smoking.At the moment, supermarket sales of these products are lagging behind sales at alternative formats, especially drug stores.According to sales figures from Chicago-based Information Resources Inc., food stores

Security issues, high prices and inconsistent merchandising are preventing some supermarkets from fully realizing sales of recent over-the-counter switches designed to help people stop smoking.

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