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  • The Financial Times reports that Asda has been named the best workplace in the UK.

    Asda got credit for staff benefits such as low-cost legal advice and special leave for grandparents.

  • The San Francisco Chronicle reports that The Oakville Grocery, which owns and operates three gourmet food and wine stores in Napa Valley, Healdsburg and Palo Alto, -- has been purchased by a San Francisco investment company.

    Woodside Capital Group acquired Oakville Grocery for an undisclosed amount, and plans to open new units in Northern California.

  • Farmer Jack, a division of A&P, plans to build three new stores, remodel two units, and close four in the Detroit metro area.

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