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Wal-Mart Equips Store for Amish Shoppers

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Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores opened a store catering to the local Amish community in Middlefield, Ohio. The store will feature parking for horse-drawn carriages and large blocks of ice for home refrigeration.

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Carrefour Eyes Cyprus Chain

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Paris, Carrefour plans to expand its presence in Cyprus with the purchase of Chris Cash & Carry. The deal is valued at about $46.8 million (37 million euros). Carrefour is the largest food chain in neighboring Greece.

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Albertsons to Exit Jacksonville Market

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Boise, Idaho, Albertsons has agreed to sell all seven of its stores in the Jacksonville, Fla., market to independent operator Rob Rowe, who is a former executive of Winn-Dixie, published reports say. The deal, for which no purchase price was disclosed, is expected to close by mid-July, the grocer said. Albertsons said the stores are located in Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Orange Park. Buyer Rowe previously managed Winn-Dixie’s SaveRite Grocery Warehouse division before leaving the company in 2003.

“This is a strategic decision in line with our company’s commitment to invest resources only in markets where we can perform as a market leader and earn an acceptable return,” Carl Jablonski, president of Albertsons’ Eastern division, said in a statement.

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