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•  Wine Enthusiast has named Albertsons its 2020 Retail of the Year, pointing specifically to the autonomy that the company gives to its stores and regions.

"Indeed, Albertsons, which includes Safeway, Haggen, Shaw’s and numerous other grocery stores, puts a strong emphasis on regional identity and local preferences in its wine selection, from Paso Robles-heavy offerings in southern California to Washington-centric bottle choices in Seattle," the story says.  "This also holds true for spirits and beer … Albertsons gives local stores considerable autonomy in what they offer. That knowledge and expertise of the local beverage scene is then leveraged nationally to ride and drive trends."

•  BJ's Wholesale Club said yesterday that it plans "to offer members a free turkey this year for Thanksgiving," according to a story from WAVY.  "BJ’s members can get a free fresh or frozen Butterball turkey through Nov. 25 with a coupon when they buy any four qualifying items while supplies last … The offer is valid with curbside pickup, in-club pickup and same-day delivery."