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  • Jewel-Osco announced that its sales of toys has increased by 50 percent over a year ago since it installed Toys R Us branded departments in five stores. A further roll-out is planned, though details have not been released.

  • The Associated Press reports that two front-end stalwarts, Ladies' Home Journal and Woman's Day, are getting design makeovers that the publishers hope will make them appealing to younger readers.

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