COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here has adjusted the mix of its auto supplies in an effort to raise margins in the department. The chain is providing more space for its higher-profit automotive accessories and reducing its supply of lower-profit motor oils. "Small accessories now move better than lower-profit motor oils and windshield-washer fluids, which are highly competitive," said Dean Owens, director of general merchandise at the 81-store chain. Minyard wants to capitalize on ...

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