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  • Delhaize-owned Food Lion announced that it plans a market-wide remodel of all its stores in the Greensboro, N.C., area, beginning in the next few weeks and ending next year.


  • The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a so-called “cheeseburger bill” that would prevent civil lawsuits filed against fast food companies over the obesity issue. If, as expected, it is approved by the full legislature and signed by the governor, it will make New Jersey one of more than a dozen states with such laws on the books.


  • The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear oral arguments in two cases that could pave the way for the unlimited shipment of wines across state borders.

    The two specific cases involve the states of New York and Michigan, and the claim by wineries that their laws are discriminatory. According to the Sacramento Bee, there are two competing constitutional guarantees in play here – one that prevents states from discriminating against out-of-state businesses, and another that allows states to regulate the sale of alcohol.

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