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by Kevin Coupe

Yesterday, Kate's Take looked at how Bed, Bath & Beyond is bringing its products and services to college campuses.

Today, we have a story from the local NBC News affiliate in Richmond, Virginia, which reports that Kroger is creating a kind of pop-up-store-in-a-tent at the Richmond International Raceway, offering everything from burgers and hot dogs to buns and bug spray, plus charcoal grills and propane tanks ... everything that people might need while tailgating but may have forgotten or run out of.

It won't just be for impulse purchases. in fact, Kroger reportedly is allowing customers to place orders in advance, and then pick up their orders at the raceway.

According to the story, "Race weekend kicks off Friday. The grandstands open at nine in the morning. NASCAR kicks off at 7:30 p.m."

And they're off...
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