CFL Sales Jump 280% at Valu Merchandisers

Cooperative wholesaler Valu Merchandisers Co., Kansas City, Kan., and its member retailers increased sales of energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs 280% last year, said Ken Nemeth, president. At the same time, sales of A- line incandescent light bulbs – the traditional design – dropped 30%, he said.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Cooperative wholesaler Valu Merchandisers Co., Kansas City, Kan., and its member retailers increased sales of energy-saving compact fluorescent bulbs 280% last year, said Ken Nemeth, president. At the same time, sales of A- line incandescent light bulbs – the traditional design – dropped 30%, he said. The trend is continuing into this year, although he did not reveal the 2008 percentages. Nemeth spoke during the General Merchandise Marketing Conference of the Global Market Dev

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