The population of pet cats in the United States has exceeded that of dogs, so that there are about 64 million cats kept as pets, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Greenwich, Conn. That's a lot of cats, and their owners spend a lot of money on them. The challenge for supermarkets is to encourage these folks to continue to spend it in the grocery store, as they have been doing. Information Resources, Inc., Chicago, pegged sales of canned cat food, for example, ...

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