REACHING HOME BASE

Jim Key, director of general merchandise and health and beauty care at Acme Markets of Virginia, North Tazewell, Va., said he would re-evaluate the back-to-school mix to include computer-related supplies next season.Key is not alone as demand for home-office supplies continues to surge ahead, with supermarket operators asking themselves how they can compete with the office superstores and discounters

Jim Key, director of general merchandise and health and beauty care at Acme Markets of Virginia, North Tazewell, Va., said he would re-evaluate the back-to-school mix to include computer-related supplies next season.

Key is not alone as demand for home-office supplies continues to surge ahead, with supermarket operators asking themselves how they can compete with the office superstores and discounters that capture a majority of sales.

"As education changes and as the demands o

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