No general merchandise department is as integrally tied to lifestyle trends as housewares, so it's little surprise that the sea change in how people will use their homes in the 21st Century is already spawning massive change in housewares product development, marketing and assortments at the nation's retailers. The broad scope of these shifts is giving supermarkets an opportunity to revitalize their role in nonfoods -- particularly where it affects food storage, indoor environmental ...

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