Driven by the growth of power-eating portable electronic devices, super-charged alkaline batteries are lighting up supermarket retailers' lives. Marketers report that high-tech devices, which include such products as digital cameras, cellular phones and remote-controlled toys, are the fastest-growing sources of AA and AAA battery sales. Currently high-tech devices account for 18% of AA and AAA battery sales. This percentage is expected to reach 29% by the year 2002, according to ...

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