PALM DESERT, Calif. -- Health and beauty care buyers from supermarkets and wholesalers around the country were still stranded here late last week after the Sept. 11 terrorist hijackings halted airline travel in the United States. The buyers, along with representatives from hundreds of health and beauty care suppliers, were entering the final day of the General Merchandise Distributors Council HBC Marketing Conference here when the terrorists struck. Several buyers and suppliers continued ...

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