RETAILERS SEEK NEW LINE AFTER LOSING OLAY

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Some supermarket retailers were disappointed by the news that Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, manufacturer of Olay cosmetics, will discontinue its line of face, nail, eye and lip colors. The upscale line, while too pricey for many supermarkets, allowed some grocers to trade their customers up to higher-ticket merchandise."We're able to upsell the customer, typically, and we were trying

MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Some supermarket retailers were disappointed by the news that Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, manufacturer of Olay cosmetics, will discontinue its line of face, nail, eye and lip colors. The upscale line, while too pricey for many supermarkets, allowed some grocers to trade their customers up to higher-ticket merchandise.

"We're able to upsell the customer, typically, and we were trying to do that," said Andy Rhykerd, health-and-beauty care buyer for Harris Teeter,

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