It's a bright niche at supermarkets. With nearly a 50% jump in sales at grocery stores last year, candles, especially scented ones, are in demand and making money for retailers. The surge in sales is related to other niche products, such as specialty bath, soothing nature sounds, New Age CDs and home fragrance and decor, all designed to ease the strain of living in a time-compressed world. Many of these items have sold well at specialty stores and are now being merchandised by grocery ...

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