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• The Chicago Tribune reports that a Whole Foods store in the Lincoln Park section of the city has finally reopened after failing two health inspections in three days because of a rodent infestation. According to the story, the store was “shuttered on Wednesday after health inspectors found mouse feces and a dead mouse,” and then “flunked another review Friday after inspectors found more of the same in other parts of the supermarket.”

• The Times of London reports that “the Co-operative Group is poised to jump back into the supermarket big league” and has completed an agreement to acquire Somerfield for the equivalent of about $3 billion (US). The deal would create a combined company that is the fifth biggest supermarket chain in the UK and that “is central to its hopes of reviving memories of the 1960s, when the group … became Britain's biggest grocery retailer with about 13 million customer-members.”

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