ST. LOUIS -- Schnuck Markets here is bulking up by scaling down. The chain fully redesigned its bulk foods, establishing a more compact department that is able to offer a wider variety of products -- 400 items, in fact. And 75% of that is candy. Since the revamping, the chain's bulk sales "are turning upwards of 10% over last year, and we're pleased with that figure," Joe Kickham, category manager, told SN. Truth is, the new bulk merchandising layout is such a plus that Schnuck is ...

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