STEADY BABY

What will be the last supermarket category affected by the sour economy? Many supermarket executives and other observers say a very strong candidate is nonfood baby products. Even if low-income consumers are forced to cut back, more affluent customers will continue to spend, and indulgent grandparents are seen as impervious to all but the most severe downturns. While some dollars may be lost as consumers

What will be the last supermarket category affected by the sour economy?

Many supermarket executives and other observers say a very strong candidate is nonfood baby products. Even if low-income consumers are forced to cut back, more affluent customers will continue to spend, and indulgent grandparents are seen as impervious to all but the most severe downturns.

While some dollars may be lost a

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