SUPPLEMENTAL SLOWDOWN

After high single-digit growth at this time last year in the food and drug channels of trade, all three mass channels are witnessing 3% to 5% declines in vitamin/supplement sales over the past five months."We anticipate continued weak vitamin, mineral and supplement sales through the remainder of calendar 2000, particularly within the food, drug and mass channels," said Greg Badishkanian, vice president,

After high single-digit growth at this time last year in the food and drug channels of trade, all three mass channels are witnessing 3% to 5% declines in vitamin/supplement sales over the past five months.

"We anticipate continued weak vitamin, mineral and supplement sales through the remainder of calendar 2000, particularly within the food, drug and mass channels," said Greg Badishkanian, vice president, equity research with Salomon Smith Barney, New York, in a recent report on the m

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