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Fifteen years ago, consumers bought nearly all their groceries in supermarkets. Today, they're spending nearly half their grocery budget in other channels. Drug stores account for a small but growing piece of that budget.Drug stores used to limit their food assortment to candy, chips and cookies. Now, many offer shoppers perishables including bread, cheese and yogurt, canned meats and produce, frozen

Fifteen years ago, consumers bought nearly all their groceries in supermarkets. Today, they're spending nearly half their grocery budget in other channels. Drug stores account for a small but growing piece of that budget.

Drug stores used to limit their food assortment to candy, chips and cookies. Now, many offer shoppers perishables including bread, cheese and yogurt, canned meats and produce, frozen dinners and ice cream, and dry goods like coffee, cereal and condiments. Walgreen, S

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