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• The Post and Courier reports that C&S Wholesale Grocers is in the process of acquiring the wholesale assets of Greenbax Enterprises for $9.3 million, and - along with Greenbax - will help finance the purchase of 17 Piggly Wiggly stores that have been owned by Greenbax and are being sold to independent buyers.

The stores are expected to keep using the Piggly Wiggly banner.

• On National Public Radio, The Salt reports that while "voters in Colorado and Oregon will decide this fall whether or not they want labels on foods containing genetically modified ingredients," measures that "highlight a much larger national conversation about requiring labels on genetically modified foods," it seems unlikely that the debate will stop, regardless of how the votes turn out.

No matter what happens, the story suggests, lawsuits are probable and there is little evidence that people on either side of the debate are willing to accept the voters' verdict.
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