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Kroger will open a 105,000 square foot supercenter in Cincinnati today, looking to the large format was a way of better competing with the Wal-Mart juggernaut.

The Cincinnati Post reports that the supercenter will include “a freestanding Fred Meyer jewelry store inside the store; a Starbucks coffee shop; a sushi bar; an olive and antipasta bar; and a department-store style cosmetics and beauty counter. The store also features full-size deli, bakery, specialty foods, wine and kitchen housewares sections as well as a digital photo center, gas pumps and drive-through pharmacy.”
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