1/30/2008

Target's commitment to stock up to 8 feet of natural products in its stores nationwide is fueling manufacturers' efforts toward a new growth spurt through mass-market retail. Target plans to boost sales of natural-beauty products, such as organic body lotions, face creams and shampoos. Natural care product sales in the mass market hit about $177.7 million for the 12 months ended Dec. 1, excluding Wal-Mart sales, according to data from SPINSscan Conventional.

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