BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Byrd Food Stores here this month began attaching skybars in the pet and canned vegetable aisles to stretch selling space for pet supplies and kitchen gadgets. Byrd began a single-store test of the merchandising concept mid-September in anticipation of rolling the program out chainwide to all its 43 stores by year-end. "Skybars should increase unplanned sales of pet supplies and gadgets, probably the two highest general merchandise impulse areas at supermarkets," said ...

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