SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- More households are opting to shop alternative channels on a more frequent basis, indicating a slow erosion of business away from traditional grocery stores, according to findings from ACNielsen's annual Channel Blurring study. makes to grocery stores has declined from 85 in 1998 to 75 in 2001. Supercenters and dollar stores appear to be picking up some of the business in terms of growth in household penetration and annual shopping trips, the report indicates. ...

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