NASHVILLE, Ga. -- J.H. Harvey Co. here is remerchandising housewares and cosmetics to stimulate 20% higher nonfood sales annually. Kitchen gadgets, cookware, bakeware and plasticware are being revamped into uniform sets. "We wanted to make sure there is a product mix of better selling items," said Wyman Butler, director, nonfood merchandising. General merchandise and health and beauty care currently account for about 4.5% of total store sales. The chain is thinning out about 25% of its ...

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