GENUARDI'S, PIGGLY WIGGLY MAKEOVER TO TOPCO HBC

CHARLESTON HEIGHTS, S.C. -- Piggly Wiggly Carolina here, with 115 stores, signed Topco Associates, Skokie, Ill., this month to supply private-label health and beauty care items under the Top Care label. In doing so, Piggly Wiggly will drop its Price Wise store brand, manufactured by several different sources.According to Mike Mock, category manager for nonfood at the Piggly Wiggly group, the retail

CHARLESTON HEIGHTS, S.C. -- Piggly Wiggly Carolina here, with 115 stores, signed Topco Associates, Skokie, Ill., this month to supply private-label health and beauty care items under the Top Care label. In doing so, Piggly Wiggly will drop its Price Wise store brand, manufactured by several different sources.

According to Mike Mock, category manager for nonfood at the Piggly Wiggly group, the retail franchiser sought a supplier with "more dependable" service levels. "Now we will get t

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