It was a case of give and take as the three main retail channels vied for dollar share of 15 large-volume health and beauty care and general merchandise categories tracked by SymphonyIRI Group, Chicago, for the 52 weeks ending June 13, 2010. The food channel scored approximately $9.3 billion in sales with seven categories showing minimal to substantial sales gains. Vitamins turned in the highest increase with a 9.9% gain in sales. Drug stores surpassed food's sales volume in the categories ...
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