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• The Detroit Free Press reports that Kroger announced "a $180-million investment in Michigan and creating 1,000 new jobs as part of a package of new retail locations and rehabs of existing stores. It comes in the form of three new Marketplace stores; six new fuel centers; 22 new ClickList sites."

The investment apparently does not include a new Lucky's Market in Traverse City, which would be the company's second in the state. (The first is in Ann Arbor.) Kroger announced a "meaningful investment" in specialty-and-organic food-oriented Lucky's just a few days ago.

• The Wall Street Journal reports that Starbucks plans to open "its largest store in the world in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood ... The Seattle-based coffee retailer will take 20,000 square feet at 61 Ninth Ave. for its second roastery, which the company describes as 'coffee-as-theater.' The opening is set for 2018, the company said."

The store will be modeled on a 15,000 square foot roastery in Seattle.

• The Chicago Tribune reports that "Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information. The sandwich chain says its new menu boards with calorie counts are already rolling out around the country and should be up in all 27,000 of its U.S. stores by April 11. The decision to forge ahead comes as restaurant chains have awaited the Food and Drug Administration's final guidance and enforcement of a rule requiring food sellers with 20 or more locations to post the information."
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