HILL CUTS MARGINS AGAIN IN WAR WITH DISCOUNTERS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- H.G. Hill Stores here has slashed margins in health and beauty care to lure a steadier stream of traffic to the department at its 14 stores.The chain also cut its HBC margins several months ago, by 5%, in a move to draw more consumers to the section and keep more sales in its stores.Hill's efforts to rebuild HBC sales should bear meaningful volume gains by the end of the first

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- H.G. Hill Stores here has slashed margins in health and beauty care to lure a steadier stream of traffic to the department at its 14 stores.

The chain also cut its HBC margins several months ago, by 5%, in a move to draw more consumers to the section and keep more sales in its stores.

Hill's efforts to rebuild HBC sales should bear meaningful volume gains by the end of the first quarter, according to Sam Foster, HBC and grocery buyer.

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