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Supermarkets are still challenged about how to resuscitate sales in the primary general merchandise and health and beauty care categories. Departments that are not tracked by Information Resources Inc., Chicago like pharmacy, fuel and gift cards continue to show strength. They have become some of the biggest and fastest-growing powerhouse parts of the store. In terms of percentage growth for traditional

Supermarkets are still challenged about how to resuscitate sales in the primary general merchandise and health and beauty care categories. Departments that are not tracked by Information Resources Inc., Chicago — like pharmacy, fuel and gift cards — continue to show strength. They have become some of the biggest and fastest-growing powerhouse parts of the store.


In terms of percentage growth for traditional scan-data categories, vitamins are showing increases, as are mouthwash an

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