MONTVALE, N.J. -- A&P here is doubling the footage of health and beauty care sections in most new stores, according to Harry Conway, director of HBC and general merchandise for the New York metropolitan area. "The greatly enlarged HBC format will contribute to the one-stop shopping image that we are targeting," said Conway. The new format contains about 2,500 stockkeeping units, up from about 1,600 SKUs, and averages about 330 square feet. It has been adopted by three A&P stores, ...

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