Many traditional health and beauty care and general merchandise categories continue to bedevil supermarkets. With Wal-Mart and other mass merchandisers, along with drug stores and the value channel chipping away at sales, all five of the largest nonfood categories showed single-digit decreases. External factors impacted the list of top sales decliners as digital camera use ate into photographic supplies, casual office dress caused pantyhose/nylons to decline, while the methamphetamine laws ...

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