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  • PETsMART has decided to change its name.

    To PetSmart.

    “We've earned the right to call ourselves PetSmart," Philip L Francis, PetSmart chairman/CEO, said in a statement. "When we started in this business, we were a mart, offering a wide selection of pet products at low prices. Today, we also offer superior solutions and services for healthier, happier pets."

  • KOLD-TV reports that Bashas Supermarkets has been hit with a lawsuit by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), charging the company with refusing to hire two qualified Hopi Indians for its store in Tuba City, on the Navajo Nation.

    Bashas says it made its hiring decisions in compliance with Navajo Nation law; the EEOC says that Bashas has to comply with federal law because it is a non-tribal business, and couldn’t give preference to Navajos over Hopis.

  • Published reports say that in the just completed quarter, Tesco grew its market share in the UK from30.5 percent – up from the 30.4 percent it had a quarter ago and from the 28.1 percent it had during the same period a year ago.

  • Food Lion announced that it has added a third varietal to its exclusive Braidenwood Estates wine collection and will now offer Braidenwood Estates Merlot in addition to Cabernet and Chardonnay.

    Miles Raymond would not be thrilled.

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