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  • PlanetRetail reports that in New Zealand, 500-unit Foodstuffs, the nation’s largest food retailer, has formed a 50-50 alliance with a local bank to introduce banking services at its supermarkets.

  • Dow Jones reports that Coles Myer, Australia’s largest retailer, is working on a number of loyalty marketing program that it believes it can use to generate additional customers and revenue, including a fuel-based program that would give customers discounts on gasoline purchases.

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