Jim Key, director of general merchandise and health and beauty care at Acme Markets of Virginia, North Tazewell, Va., said he would re-evaluate the back-to-school mix to include computer-related supplies next season. Key is not alone as demand for home-office supplies continues to surge ahead, with supermarket operators asking themselves how they can compete with the office superstores and discounters that capture a majority of sales. "As education changes and as the demands on schools ...

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