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• In North Carolina, the News & Observer reports that the first of five Wegmans stores in the Raleigh area isn’t scheduled to open until this fall, but the company already has started the hiring process and has gotten more than 3,000 applications for a total of 475 full-time and part-time positions.

• The Associated Press reports that “the owner of four Pittsburgh-area grocery stores is accused of illegally pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars by claiming customers used coupons he had employees take out of unsold newspapers.”

Michael John Mihelic, the owner of four Shop 'n Save supermarkets, “was arraigned Wednesday on charges of theft by deception, receiving stolen property, conspiracy and dealing in the proceeds of illegal activity.”
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