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As retailers gear up for the spring and summer picture-taking season, they are hoping the millennium will spur last year's flat film sales.For the 52 weeks ended Jan. 3, 1999, film sales fell 0.6% to $1.7 billion in mass-market channels, according to data from Information Resources Inc., Chicago. Supermarket dollar volume was off 0.8% to $332 million, and drug-store sales slumped 2.7% to $580 million.

As retailers gear up for the spring and summer picture-taking season, they are hoping the millennium will spur last year's flat film sales.

For the 52 weeks ended Jan. 3, 1999, film sales fell 0.6% to $1.7 billion in mass-market channels, according to data from Information Resources Inc., Chicago. Supermarket dollar volume was off 0.8% to $332 million, and drug-store sales slumped 2.7% to $580 million. Mass merchandisers picked up the slack from the competing channels by posting a 3.8

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