Supermarkets may soon have their sales of an important profit builder siphoned off by yet another category killer: cigarette stores. Cigarette specialty stores are emerging in scattered major markets across the country. They sell mostly cigarettes and tobacco-related products, at rock-bottom prices. And they aggressively seek out manufacturer deals and allowances, often underpricing and outmerchandising supermarkets in the process. "The growth and proliferation of these stores in the last ...

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