REBUILDING GM CATEGORIES

Although industry sales numbers for many nonfood categories may be down or flat, retailers are focusing on new opportunities to build their general merchandise business.For example, the market for film-based photo products is in sharp decline, but retailers are taking a close look at how they might profit from new digital products, whether they be digital imaging kiosks and related photo items or

Although industry sales numbers for many nonfood categories may be down or flat, retailers are focusing on new opportunities to build their general merchandise business.

For example, the market for film-based photo products is in sharp decline, but retailers are taking a close look at how they might profit from new digital products, whether they be digital imaging kiosks and related photo items or new technology items, like the iPod Shuffle. Meanwhile, many retailers have been giving

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