Larry Littman

Larry
Littman
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CLEANING HOUSE 
Backed by frequent traffic, supermarkets are well positioned to capitalize on trends in the cleaning tool category, specifically with stick goods.Whether
HEALTH, DIET READING ENHANCE SALES 
More supermarkets are utilizing health, diet and wellness books to enhance the shopping experience, and sell subsidiary products.Not only are consumers
WEIGHTING IN 
This month supermarkets around the country will again be promoting often controversial appetite suppressants as well as meal replacements to help their
TRADING FOR BOOKS 
Books, driven by media publicity, are a category begging to be developed in supermarkets, according to industry observers.The potential to create in-store
MEGA CHAINS AGREE TO DEAL WITH PRIMEDIA EXCLUSIVELY 
CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. here and Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, seek one source of distribution by signing exclusive agreements with New York-based publisher
TURF TREADING 
Walk down the seasonal aisle of many large supermarket chains this week and you'll see everything from outdoor patio sets, gas grills and lawn mowers
TYPE CASTING 
These days retailers need to assume the role of a casting director in order to manage the star-studded lineup of high-ticket new formulations flooding
GENUARDI'S, PIGGLY WIGGLY MAKEOVER TO TOPCO HBC 
CHARLESTON HEIGHTS, S.C. -- Piggly Wiggly Carolina here, with 115 stores, signed Topco Associates, Skokie, Ill., this month to supply private-label health
KEEPING IT VIBRANT 
The surge in sales of in-home hair-coloring products has spawned a new generation of color-protective shampoos and conditioners with higher price points
FORMULATED FOR SPECIAL NEEDS 
A growing number of new premium-priced shampoos and conditioners, containing ingredients for specific needs, are having a strong effect on the business,
EARLY REPORTS HAVE MACH3 SALES GOING SMOOTHLY 
Supermarket buyers report fair to brisk sales of Gillette's Mach3 shaving system since it hit store shelves two months ago. Stronger consumer demand is
RELIGIOUS 'VEGGIE TALES' SPROUT IN VIDEO SEXTIONS 
CHICAGO -- A line of vegetables is now showing up in supermarket video departments.Far from the conventional garden variety, the vegetables have names
VITAMIN RICH 
A very active skin care industry is developing product after product aimed at aging baby boomers, and in the long run supermarkets expect to benefit strongly
CO-STARRING PACKAGE 
Implementing video cross promotions at store level may be fraught with challenges, but retailers who do it successfully find incremental sales, increased
FOURTH-QUARTER VIDEO SALES ARE OFF THE CHARTS 
Fourth-quarter video sales exceeded many supermarket retailers' expectations, with some reporting business up 10% to 50% compared with the previous year's
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