Center Store Is Bouncing Back

Hannaford Bros.' Guiding Stars shelf labeling program is a perfect example of why the Center Store is making a comeback, according to a new report. After several years of sagging sales, dollar sales of key Center Store categories grew 3.1% in the 52 weeks ending Aug. 12, 2007, across food, drug and mass channels, including Wal-Mart, according to Information Resources Inc.'s Center

Scarborough, Maine — Hannaford Bros.' Guiding Stars shelf labeling program is a perfect example of why the Center Store is making a comeback, according to a new report.

After several years of sagging sales, dollar sales of key Center Store categories grew 3.1% in the 52 weeks ending Aug. 12, 2007, across food, drug and mass channels, including Wal-Mart, according to Information Resources Inc.'s “Center Store Revival: Retailers and Manufacturers Stage a Comeback.” (Wal-Mart does

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