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Many more choices at the supermarket

(ran SP edition)

Suffering from food-shopping overload? There's good reason.

In 1960, there were 6,000 products in U.S. supermarkets; in 1990, there were 30,000, according to Consumer Reports figures cited in American Demographics magazine.

Taking a powder: A report in the same magazine says powdered breakfast drinks have proved to have limited appeal. They are purchased by just 5 percent of U.S. households, A.C. Nielsen statistics reveal.

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