MAKING THE GRADE

When it comes to the back-to-school season, supermarkets merchandising for the August-September onslaught are going to the head of the class -- literally.Retailers are increasingly reliant on input from teachers to merchandise their back-to-school section with the right assortment of staples and trendy items, they said. Grocers are providing consumers with convenient school supply lists specific to

When it comes to the back-to-school season, supermarkets merchandising for the August-September onslaught are going to the head of the class -- literally.

Retailers are increasingly reliant on input from teachers to merchandise their back-to-school section with the right assortment of staples and trendy items, they said. Grocers are providing consumers with convenient school supply lists specific to the stores' surrounding school districts.

Bob Yehling, director of nonfood, Ha

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