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• Kroger announced that its Ralphs division in California has begun to offer its ClickList click-and-collect e-commerce service; the company's Carlsbad store is the first of a dozen stores expected to offer ClickList before the end of the year.

Those store are located in n Burbank, Granada Hills, Indio, Long Beach, Los Angeles/Ladera Heights, Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga, Redondo Beach, Seal Beach, Van Nuys and Westchester.

According to the announcement, "Currently, ClickList is featured in more than 120 stores in seven Kroger divisions across the country. The introduction of ClickList to Ralphs in the Southern California market illustrates the evolution of customers embracing technology to enhance their shopping experiences."

Reuters reports that William Morrison Supermarkets in the UK has sold its 10 percent stake in US online food retailer FreshDirect for $58 million; it bought the stake for about $40 million in 2011, and now reportedly has sold it back to Fresh Direct.

Morrison originally said it planned to sell the Fresh Direct stake two years ago.
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