FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The role of housewares in the supermarket channel will gain importance in coming years. This was the prediction of Michael Terpkosh, director of category management for grocery wholesaler Supervalu, Minneapolis, who recently addressed attendees at the HFN Impact Conference here. "We need to work closer with retailers to increase the role of housewares," Terpkosh said. "Housewares will become more important [in the supermarket channel] to increase sales and profits." ...

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