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  • The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that Kroger has reached a tentative agreement with Winn-Dixie to acquire some of its 21 Cincinnati-area Thriftway stores.

    Terms of any agreement have not been disclosed.

    Winn-Dixie has said that it plans to sell or close the units. Kroger, which owns almost 45 percent of the local food market, is maintaining that it is “not a done deal.”

  • The Des Moines Register reports that Hy-Vee has acquired the only enclosed mall in Newton, Iowa, with plans to run it while deciding whether to either build a new store there or expand an existing unit.

  • Marsh Supermarkets reportedly plans to create a new format, dubbed “Arthur’s,” and will open two stores under the banner next year. The company also plans to open a third of its “Lifestyle” units this year at an undisclosed location.

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