LOW-CARB LINEUPS AT SUPERMARKETS HURT SPECIALTY STORES

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Early this year, supermarkets, discount stores and even convenience stores jumped on the diet bandwagon by rolling out new diet-friendly products, even installing dedicated low-carb food sections in selected stores. The ambitious response is taking its toll on low-carb specialty formats, and in recent weeks, the small stores have experienced steep sales declines, prompting

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Early this year, supermarkets, discount stores and even convenience stores jumped on the diet bandwagon by rolling out new diet-friendly products, even installing dedicated low-carb food sections in selected stores. The ambitious response is taking its toll on low-carb specialty formats, and in recent weeks, the small stores have experienced steep sales declines, prompting company officials to put the brakes on aggressive growth plans and rethink their business concep

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