The overall market for razor blades in food, drug and mass retail outlets has held steady at about $1.3 billion over the past four years, although unit sales have progressively slipped from 167 million units in 2007 to 153 million units this year for the 52 weeks ending June 13. Supermarket blade sales in both dollars and units continue to decline, though food retail still represents the biggest outlet for blades. Blade sales on a dollar basis have been creeping upward in drug outlets. ...

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