RETAILERS URGED TO REFOCUS ON NONFOODS

PHILADELPHIA -- The Food Marketing Institute, Washington, will urge supermarket executives attending FMI's General Merchandise/Health and Beauty Care Trade Show, being held here this week, to rededicate themselves to nonfoods in order to stem the erosion taking place in key categories.The reason for concern is illustrated in the Nielsen statistics listed in this year's conference brochure that shows

PHILADELPHIA -- The Food Marketing Institute, Washington, will urge supermarket executives attending FMI's General Merchandise/Health and Beauty Care Trade Show, being held here this week, to rededicate themselves to nonfoods in order to stem the erosion taking place in key categories.

The reason for concern is illustrated in the Nielsen statistics listed in this year's conference brochure that shows supermarkets losing $64 million in sales over a 10-year period in seven HBC categorie

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