DENVER -- The mass health and beauty care business here is quite vibrant. At supermarket chains alone, HBC sales were up 3.9% to $274 million for the 52 weeks ended March 31, 1996, according to A.C. Nielsen, Schaumburg, Ill. In a breakdown of four categories -- headache remedies, liquid foundation, face powder and toothpaste -- A.C. Nielsen looked at how Denver sales compared with national sales at grocery chains for the 52 weeks ended May 5, 1996. It found headache remedy sales in Denver up ...

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