WELLNESS TOP OF MIND FOR HBC, GM

Consumers' aspirations to stay healthy are evident in this year's rankings of nonfood categories from Information Resources Inc. data. The top volume categories are all health and beauty care items internal analgesics, vitamins, toothpaste, cold/allergy/sinus tablets and sanitary napkins which supermarket retailers have been presenting in more attractive and accessible ways. Four of the five top gaining

Consumers' aspirations to stay healthy are evident in this year's rankings of nonfood categories from Information Resources Inc. data. The top volume categories are all health and beauty care items — internal analgesics, vitamins, toothpaste, cold/allergy/sinus tablets and sanitary napkins — which supermarket retailers have been presenting in more attractive and accessible ways.

Four of the five top gaining categories also have a physical wellness component: hair conditioners, suntan

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