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2020 Category Guide: Center store is having its moment

While the coronavirus pandemic has boosted sales in center store, will these changes endure?

During the Great Toilet Paper Run of 2020, a shopping frenzy that erupted during the early outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March and April, Americans began panic-buying groceries and household goods, and for some reason toilet paper was high on the list. Initially there was no actual shortage, but it became a self-fulfilling prophecy when customers — often fed by social media hysteria — began stocking up with outrageous amounts of toilet paper. Sales skyrocketed, prices rose, out-of

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