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Kroger to buy Roundy’s for $178M to expand in Midwest


NEW YORK — Kroger plans to buy fellow grocer Roundy’s for about $178 million to expand in the Midwest. Roundy’s Inc., based in Milwaukee, owns about 151 stores in Wisconsin and Illinois. Its stores include Copps, Mariano’s, Metro Market and Pick ‘n Save. Kroger said the deal will give it a presence in new areas. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. operates more ...

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Virginia College moving into former Brookshire's big box

JACKSON — Virginia College in Jackson is moving into a larger 65,000=square-foot facility located at 5841 Ridgewood Road Virginia College president Milton Anderson and Education Corporation of America CEO Tom Moore made the announcement at a news conference at the college’s current location. A rendering of the new campus was unveiled following their remarks. The private institution of higher education ...

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Winn-Dixie shareholders to vote on proposed BI-LO deal

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., March 9. The purpose of the meeting will be to, among other things, consider and vote on a proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger, dated as of Dec. 16, 2011, pursuant to which Winn-Dixie will merge ...

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Bi-Lo buying Winn-Dixie for $560M

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The supermarket chain Winn-Dixie is being sold for $560 million to Bi-Lo LLC, the companies said today, creating a large grocery operator in the South. The combined company will have about 690 stores and 63,000 workers in eight states in the southern U.S. Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. will become a privately held subsidiary and its ticker will be ...

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Winn-Dixie issues recall of chocolate drink

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is voluntarily recalling “Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink” from its in-store dairy departments because the product may be mislabeled and may contain the undeclared allergen of wheat. Individuals sensitive to wheat protein can suffer a moderate-acute allergic reaction. Sold in the dairy department of Winn-Dixie and SaveRite stores, the “Winn-Dixie Choco Charm Chocolate Drink” ...

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Winn-Dixie closing stores, cutting jobs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. announced that it will close 30 non-remodeled, underperforming stores. The company will also consolidate its four operating regions into three and reduce its workforce at the field and corporate support levels. Winn-Dixie also reaffirmed its guidance for fiscal 2010, which the Company believes it achieved through effective management of its promotional activity and cost ...

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Allens expansion good for sweet potato growers

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. — Allens Inc., the largest privately held vegetable company in the U.S., announced upcoming expansions in Van Buren, Ark., and Oakfield, N.Y., and a new plant acquisition in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Texas acquisition provides a platform to continue to aggressively grow canned business in Texas, the Southwest and West. The Arkansas expansion will increase the company’s ...

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White House proposing new rules for meat companies

ST. LOUIS — The Obama administration today proposed new antitrust rules for meat companies that reflect a willingness by the USDA to shift the balance of power between farmers and processors and to regulate an industry long-dominated by a handful of corporate giants. The rules would place the sharpest limits on meat companies since the Great Depression, drastically lowering the ...

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