SN Asks: Stemming the Flow of HBC Dollars

The Global Market Development Center, repositioned with a broader worldview and dedicated to growing the nonfood sector, has its work cut out for it. Information Resources Inc.'s numbers for the 52 weeks ending June 15, 2008, show that of 48 health and beauty care categories sold in supermarkets, 32 posted minus dollar-volume signs and 41 declined in unit volume. GMDC's president

COLORADO SPRINGS — The Global Market Development Center, repositioned with a broader worldview and dedicated to growing the nonfood sector, has its work cut out for it. Information Resources Inc.'s numbers for the 52 weeks ending June 15, 2008, show that of 48 health and beauty care categories sold in supermarkets, 32 posted minus dollar-volume signs and 41 declined in unit volume. GMDC's president and chief executive officer, Dave McConnell, admits it's an uphill stru

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