Sales Gainers in Nonfood Private Label

Supermarkets posted private-label dollar sales and unit volume gains in these nonfood categories for the 52 weeks ending Oct. 4, 2008. These figures do not include supercenters. GENERAL MERCHANDISE MILLIONS % CHANGE Cookware $28.5 21.0% Battery/Flashlight/Charge $62.2 11.6% Kitchen Gadgets $211.9 3.9% HEALTH AND BEAUTY CARE MILLIONS % CHANGE Cough & Cold Remedies $223.1 14.9% Skin Care Preparations

Supermarkets posted private-label dollar sales and unit volume gains in these nonfood categories for the 52 weeks ending Oct. 4, 2008. These figures do not include supercenters.

GENERAL MERCHANDISE MILLIONS % CHANGE
Cookware $28.5 21.0%
Battery/Flashlight/Charge $62.2 11.6%
Kitchen Gadgets $211.9 3.9%
HEALTH AND BEAUTY CARE MILLIONS % CHANGE
Cough & Cold Remedies $223.1 14.9%
Skin Care Preparations $27.3 9.3%
Hair Care $23.4 8.7%
Medications/Remedies $343.7 7.0%
Oral Hygiene $104.0 6.9%
First Aid $162.5 5.3%
Deodorant $999.5 3.6%
Shaving Needs $38.7 3.0%
Vitamins $233.4 2.9%
Source: The Nielsen Co.