ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Alternative greeting card sales soared 10% to 20% at Carr Gottstein Foods here after the segment's display space was increased to 4 to 16 feet at eight stores. Carr boosted the selling space for the segment to capitalize on the alternative card market, whose volume is growing faster than the total card commodity group, said Gary Schloss, vice president of grocery and general merchandise. With "50% grosses and card sales growing 5% to 10% a year, the card section is ...

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