Children's remedies came out strong in an otherwise lackluster year for the cough-and-cold category in supermarket chains. In much of the country, the milder than average winter took a bite out of sales and a toll on profits for adult cough-and-cold medications at grocery chains, with sales dropping 0.8% to $590 million, according to Nielsen North America, Schaumburg, Ill. Still, the children's segment flourished. "My impression is that cough-and-cold was a little on the weak side last ...

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