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January 3, 2013
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  • Coborn's buys Mike's Super Valu in N.D. expansion
    Mike's Super Valu, an independent grocery in Watford City, N.D., run for 29 years by Mike and Sue Tschetter, has been acquired by Coborn's. The St. Cloud, Minn., chain is expanding in North Dakota and will transfer Mike's Super Valu employees to a Cash Wise store being built in Watford City. Supermarket News (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Safeway chief plans May retirement
    Steve Burd, who joined Safeway 20 years ago as president and became CEO shortly thereafter, plans to retire in May. Burd, who is also chairman, says he will help search for a successor. The company will consider internal and external candidates. The Wall Street Journal (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Wella report outlines hair-care trends
    Experts with Procter & Gamble's Wella brand have released a report describing four hair-care trends expected to influence care and styling products this year. Among them are Fusion, a blend of Eastern and Western influences, and Allegra, a healthy, clean look reflecting a desire for perfection. (1/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Glass: An eco-friendly food-storage option
    Glass containers are reusable, reasonably priced and long lasting, science educator Jean Godawa writes in this article about eco-friendly food storage. Glass containers do not discolor or absorb odor the way plastic containers can, she writes. (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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