Supermarkets posted private-label dollar sales and unit volume gains in these nonfood categories for the 52 weeks ending Oct. 4, 2008. These figures do not include supercenters. GENERAL MERCHANDISE MILLIONS % CHANGE Cookware $28.5 21.0% Battery/Flashlight/Charge $62.2 11.6% Kitchen Gadgets $211.9 3.9% HEALTH AND BEAUTY CARE MILLIONS % CHANGE Cough & Cold Remedies $223.1 14.9% Skin Care Preparations $27.3 9.3% Hair Care $23.4 8.7% Medications/Remedies $343.7 7.0% Oral Hygiene $104.0 6.9% ...

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