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• The Denver Post reports that the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) “has filed a second lawsuit against the Albertsons LLC grocery chain for racial bias at its Aurora distribution center,” claiming that the retailer “intentionally retaliated against employees who opposed discriminatory practices. The EEOC claims Albertsons denied workers medical care; rejected promotions and transfers; and taunted, disciplined and terminated employees who spoke out, among other practices.” A similar lawsuit against the company was filed in 2006, according to the Post.

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that “Sara Lee Corp. CEO Brenda Barnes is hunting for acquisitions, and Interstate Bakeries Corp., the maker of Wonder, as well as Hostess cupcakes and Twinkies, could be a fix for her sagging bread business.” According to the story, Interstate – which is in bankruptcy reorganization – is seeking a buyer for all or part of the company, and such a deal with Sara Lee “would help create a bread company with national reach, giving it more scale in a business with dozens of regional rivals.”

• The Baltimore Business Journal offers an update on the in-store health clinic business, noting that “more than 900 such clinics are operated by more than 20 companies in 30 states.” And, the Journal suggests, it is an option that “more of us are turning to when we don't feel quite right,” proving to be yet “another door into the American health care system” – one that is both accessible and affordable.

Reuters reports that Delhaize Group is spending the equivalent of close to $30 million (US) to acquire 14 supermarkets in Bucharest, Romania.

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