10/9/2001

Sara Lee Corp. -- top U.S. purveyor of underwear and hosiery and the world's largest seller of packaged meats -- plans to downsize its apparel business and increase its stake in household products. The company hopes to import more brands from Europe, as its Ambi-Pur LiquiFresh toilet bowl cleaner, previously available exclusively in Europe, became the No. 1 U.S. freshener within four months. Sara Lee plans to add insecticides, body lotion in a spray, bath and shower products and Kiwi shoe polish to its line.

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