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•  Eater Boston reports that Massachusetts-based Market Basket this week will open its first Rhode Island store, in Warwick, with plans to open a second unit in Johnston.

Market Basket also operates in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine.


•  In Canada, Empire Company Ltd. announced that it has completed the acquisition of 51 percent of Longo's, the Toronto-based specialty grocery chain, and its Grocery gateway e-commerce business.

Longo's shareholders will have the ability to sell their shares to Empire over time, though the Longo family has reiterated its intention to maintain its stake in the company.