One possible workaround is to put the values for [Item] in a 'container' calculated field as described in the Knowledge Base article Conditionally Format the Color of Individual Rows in a Crosstab View.
The 'container' calculated field can be dragged to the Columns shelf to the right of Sum(Profit) so that the values for [Item] will appear on the right of the visualization. One note, columns for measures cannot be individually resized so the Item column will take up half of the visualization.
I hope this helps answer your question!
Very helpful Esther! Thanks... the only thing that I can't get tweaked is aligning those labels to the edge of the chart, but I'll poke at that to see what else I can do.
Thanks so much!
Thanks Swaroop! That worked perfectly with the Zero calculated field. I love it!