CPGs, Small-Format Retailers Cite Food Opportunity

BOSTON Operators of drug stores and other small-box formats can grow food sales by stimulating impulse purchases and offering assortments for fill-in grocery shopping. That was the consensus of a panel of drug store retailers and CPG manufacturers at the 2011 Marketplace trade show hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores here last week. Food and beverage have a lot of growth potential

BOSTON — Operators of drug stores and other small-box formats can grow food sales by stimulating impulse purchases and offering assortments for fill-in grocery shopping.

That was the consensus of a panel of drug store retailers and CPG manufacturers at the 2011 Marketplace trade show hosted by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores here last week.

“Food and beverage have a lot of growth potential in small-box stores. When you think of buying cheese for lasagna, a

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