THE TIE-INS THAT BIND

ROUND LAKE, Minn. -- The candy market is growing. For the most part, however, the supermarket industry's role in the growth has lately been that of a bit player.So say the top executives at Sathers Inc. here, the country's third-largest general line candy company.But in the near future, supermarkets are likely to retrieve the limelight if they apply emerging category management disciplines to break

ROUND LAKE, Minn. -- The candy market is growing. For the most part, however, the supermarket industry's role in the growth has lately been that of a bit player.

So say the top executives at Sathers Inc. here, the country's third-largest general line candy company.

But in the near future, supermarkets are likely to retrieve the limelight if they apply emerging category management disciplines to break through some outmoded merchandising practices, said the Sathers executives in

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