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• The Detroit Free Press has a piece about Kroger’s first Marketplace concept in Michigan, describing it as "two to three times the size of the average Kroger store you might know from the neighborhood ... In addition to groceries, the new Marketplace stores offer clothing, furniture - and a jewelry store. The format is an effort to compete with Meijer, Target, Wal-Mart - and even Costco. But it’s focus is still on food and items for the home."
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