Cat litter sales are getting a big boost in markets hit by harsh winter weather, said retailers contacted by SN. Some chains in the Northeast and Midwest reported double the normal sales volume for cat litter, especially on inexpensive brands. The unexpected rush on the category had some chains scrambling to keep pace. As unrelenting ice and snow storms drained local stocks of rock salt, consumers were sprinkling cat litter on icy stairs and walkways to increase traction, or under tires to ...

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