ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Small brushes are driving the stick goods expansion at Carr Gottstein Foods where, in some cases, the category's size has been doubled to 16-foot departments. The chain, based here, has increased the number of stockkeeping units in the section in line with the larger department size. The assortment has grown from 150 to 200 items. The expanded variety carries the same price points. Brooms, brushes and mops are now set into larger 12- to 16-foot sections from the ...

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