THIS WEEK IN SUPERMARKET HISTORY

GM Power FormulasBRIn the five years since the SN headline that boldly proclaimed "GM Power Formulas," not much seems to have changed for the general merchandise departments at supermarkets. While a few retailers have seen some success with their nonfood assortments, building sales in the GM and health and beauty care categories still calls for the same tactics that many retailers advocated in 1997.SN

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In the five years since the SN headline that boldly proclaimed "GM Power Formulas," not much seems to have changed for the general merchandise departments at supermarkets. While a few retailers have seen some success with their nonfood assortments, building sales in the GM and health and beauty care categories still calls for the same tactics that many retailers advocated in 1997.

SN that summer identified a number of ways that aggressiv

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