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Forbes reports that Winn-Dixie does not expect the impending acquisition by Publix of 49 Albertsons LLC stores in Florida to have any discernible impact on its performance since only 10 of them are within two miles of a Winn-Dixie.

• The Wall Street Journal reports that Anheuser-Busch has begun talking to Mexican brewing company Grupo Modelo about a possible merger, which, if completed, would have the effect of short-circuiting the $46 billion unsolicited bid for Anheuser made by Belgium-based InBev.

Anheuser already has a 50 percent stake in Grupo Modelo.
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