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When you think of grocery stores, cosmetics might not be the first product type that comes to mind. However, according to two resources who provide services to streamline cosmetic department sets and resets, their grocery channel sales are growing.
L&R Distributors is a New York-based national distributor servicing several retail channels including supermarkets. One of the key categories they offer is beauty/cosmetics in national, independent, and regional supermarket chains, currently supplying to over 10,000 store locations. Jim Athey, chief customer officer at L&R, said they are growing exponentially. Likewise, Larry Alper, sr. vice president of business development for Wisconsin-headquartered PM Plastics, a custom plastic injection molding and manufacturing company, said they, too, have seen a surge in the grocery segment.
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