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Quick Sellers

December 18, 1997

Who would have thought Chanel and Spam would share a category? But they do--the two are among the world's fastest-selling brands. Several popular products and how fast they fly off store shelves:

* Two Mattel Barbie dolls sell every second worldwide.

* A bottle of Chanel No. 5 fragrance is sold every three seconds worldwide.

* About 13 boxes of Jell-O are sold every second in the United States

* About 100 cans of Campbell's soup are sold every second worldwide.

* About 1.3 cans of Spam are sold every second in the U.S.

* A tube of Maybelline Great Lash mascara is sold every 1.9 seconds in the U.S.

Sources: Times research; wire reports

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