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  • Published reports say that A&P Canada management has told store managers there that there is no truth to rumors that the business is for sale.

  • Office supply retailer Staples is expected to announce today that it will sell its merchandise in all 550 of Ahold’s Stop & Shop and Giant supermarkets in the northeast US. Depending on the size of the store, 500 to 1,200 SKUs will be carried in the supermarkets.

  • Dave Hirz, president of Ralphs Grocery Co., is to be inducted today into the California Grocers Association (CGA) Educational Foundation’s Hall of Achievement, recognized for years of service to the California food industry.

    “Dave is certainly a worthy addition to the Foundation’s Hall of Achievement,” said CGA President Peter Larkin. “He is highly respected in the industry, not only by his peers, but by his employees as well. His work ethic, character and integrity in both his personal and professional life are unmatched. He truly is deserving of this honor.”

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