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  • Published reports say that Food Lion is planning to acquire five Virginia Winn-Dixie stores.

  • Nash Finch CEO Ron Marshall said yesterday that the company may continue to operate three of its Hispanic-themed Avanza stores in Denver if the company cannot find a buyer. The company previously had announced that it was closing two Chicago and one Pueblo, Colorado, Avanza stores, and selling the three Denver units.

  • Louis C. Camilleri, chairman and chief executive of Altria, said yesterday that the company is planning to spin off its Kraft Inc. division, possibly into two or three separate companies.

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