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  • Business First reports that Whole Foods Markets Inc. plans to open its first store in Columbus, Ohio, later this year, in a facility formerly operated by a Big Bear supermarket.

  • Wal-Mart and Charter One Financial Inc. have reached a deal that will put Charter One full-service banks in 67 Wal-Marts in six states.

  • Pathmark has expanded its website offering, adding a 24/7 pharmacy service that allows customers to order refills and transfer prescriptions.

  • Masterfoods USA announced that after more than two months of selling only black-and-white M&M's, it is re-introducing the colored candies back to the marketplace, albeit candy that features "a larger signature "m" on each candy, along with more vivid yellow and blue candies and a new mix of color for a brighter appearance. The new packaging is bolder as well, featuring a more prominent logo with wider letters, and a circular colorful image of the candy centered on the package, offering a 'peek' into the brighter contents."

    The move comes after the completion of a contest in which consumers had to find six bags that had only one color of M&M out of 37 million packages.

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