GETTING SOME WARES

CHICAGO -- The competitiveness in housewares today has forced grocery chains to go beyond a simple product offering on the shelf.Promotions and presentation, coupled with lower margins on top-selling housewares categories, have become essential in order for supermarkets to remain in the business.Besides looking for new product lines, retailers said they will be talking to vendors about consumer-drawing

CHICAGO -- The competitiveness in housewares today has forced grocery chains to go beyond a simple product offering on the shelf.

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