The numbers don't lie, at least not these numbers. Statistics from Information Resources Inc., Chicago, show a prolonged decline in most general merchandise and health and beauty care categories. Retailers, wholesalers, a leading consultant, and executives from the General Merchandise Distributors Council recently came together to examine the numbers and discuss the trends. The roundtable was moderated by SN and held in Chicago. The participants acknowledged the impact of Wal-Mart Stores, ...
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