SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. -- Trader Joe here has upgraded its general-merchandise offering by regularly stocking imported items at higher price points. The move is being made to better complement the retailer's specialty-food business. The 113-store chain plans to widen its tabletop accessories to include imported leaded crystalware, as well as hand-painted fruit- and flower-pattern ceramic serving platters and bowls, said Annette Davidson, senior buyer. Previously, the chain merchandised ...

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