Walk down the seasonal aisle of many large supermarket chains this week and you'll see everything from outdoor patio sets, gas grills and lawn mowers to an array of gardening supplies, with many items priced well over the $100 mark -- evidence that retail channels continue to blur. The product and service diversification going on in the food channel today is partially the industry's efforts to stimulate growth in a highly competitive retail environment while dealing in low-margin grocery ...
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