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• In New Hampshire, the Union Leader reports that Associated Grocers of New England is "breaking ground on a 105,000-square-foot expansion to its 380,000-square-foot Pembroke location, with construction expected to be completed by the end of the year. The current building was constructed in 2006."

The company says that its revenues and customer base have almost doubled over the past decade, making it necessary to expand its facilities.

Bloomberg reports that the porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) virus, which has spread to at least 25 U.S. states and killed more than four million pigs, is almost certainly going to result in shortage that will have Americans paying higher prices for pork in 2014 - as much as three percent more, according to government estimates.
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