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Technology that advances rapid communications through the Internet, personal computers and various other telecommunication devices is affecting supermarkets' greeting-card departments and may change their makeup in the new century.While retailers and manufacturers debate the extent and seriousness of this new competition, greeting-card sales remain stalled at just over the $7 billion mark."It's definitely

Technology that advances rapid communications through the Internet, personal computers and various other telecommunication devices is affecting supermarkets' greeting-card departments and may change their makeup in the new century.

While retailers and manufacturers debate the extent and seriousness of this new competition, greeting-card sales remain stalled at just over the $7 billion mark.

"It's definitely more competitive than ever," said Bill Roatch, buyer-merchandiser for

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