While the majority of nonfoods posted flat to modest sales increases, several showed higher growth. Pet supply sales grew nearly 5% to $790 million in supermarkets for the 52 weeks ending June 15, 2014, versus the same period in 2013, according to IRI. Drugstore sales also grew, increasing 1.9% to $142.5 million. Certain pet supply segments performed particularly well. Rawhide dog chews were the fastest growing segment, climbing 7.7% to $254.7 million. They are popular because they are ...

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