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Flu fears hoist sales of hand cleaner products

Flu fears hoist sales of hand cleaner products

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Sales of hand cleaner products, particularly hand sanitizer and hand wipes, have jumped since the start of the year, driven by the severe U.S. flu season, according to market research firm The NPD Group. NPD said Monday that hand cleaner sales at retail surged 16% year over year to $83.6 million in