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• Food Lion said yesterday that it has completed its $178 million capital investment in 93 Greensboro, North Carolina-area stores, largely focused on fully remodeled units, price reductions, expanded assortment and enhanced customer service.

USA Today reports that "a group of high-profile Democratic Senators, led by Sherrod Brown of Ohio, wrote letters to the nation’s top retail CEOs Monday, demanding they crack down on trucking companies that turned their workers into modern-day indentured servants." The actions came in response to an investigation "that found port trucking companies in California forced their drivers into debt, pressured them to work up to 20 hours a day and paid them pennies per hour."
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