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  • The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that consumers plan to spend an average of $98.64 on Mother’s Day, up slightly from an average of $97.37 last year. The survey findings indicate that total spending for Mother’s Day will reach $10.43 billion.


  • An Argentinean court has ruled that Ahold cannot sell its Disco chain there to Cencosud; the reason reportedly is concern about antitrust issues, since Cencosud already owns the Jumbo chain in Argentina.

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