A PIECE OF THE PIE

Nonfood specialists are expecting good things to emerge from consumers' trend toward "cocooning." As consumers spend more and more time at home, they will need new and replacement housewares products, analysts said, and there are some things supermarkets can do to capture those purchases."The first place the consumer thinks about many housewares items is not supermarkets," said Perry Reynolds, vice

Nonfood specialists are expecting good things to emerge from consumers' trend toward "cocooning." As consumers spend more and more time at home, they will need new and replacement housewares products, analysts said, and there are some things supermarkets can do to capture those purchases.

"The first place the consumer thinks about many housewares items is not supermarkets," said Perry Reynolds, vice president, marketing and trade development, for the International Housewares Associati

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