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SOUTH BOSTON, Va. -- Sometimes getting the most out of your candy section means scaling back.That's the case at Lem Markets, an 11-store operator here that in the last year has been downsizing its candy department in the face of stiffer competition for the consumer's candy dollar.An increased presence of mass merchandisers and larger chains, led by Food Lion, has caused Lem to adjust its candy strategy,

SOUTH BOSTON, Va. -- Sometimes getting the most out of your candy section means scaling back.

That's the case at Lem Markets, an 11-store operator here that in the last year has been downsizing its candy department in the face of stiffer competition for the consumer's candy dollar.

An increased presence of mass merchandisers and larger chains, led by Food Lion, has caused Lem to adjust its candy strategy, according to Steve Reynolds, director of purchasing.

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