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Many traditional health and beauty care and general merchandise categories continue to bedevil supermarkets. With Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, along with drug stores and the value channel chipping away at sales, all five of the largest nonfood categories showed single-digit decreases. External factors impacted the list of top sales decliners as digital camera use ate into photographic supplies,

Many traditional health and beauty care and general merchandise categories continue to bedevil supermarkets. With Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, along with drug stores and the value channel chipping away at sales, all five of the largest nonfood categories showed single-digit decreases. External factors impacted the list of top sales decliners as digital camera use ate into photographic supplies, casual office dress caused pantyhose/nylons to decline, while the methamphetamine laws

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