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Convenience Store News reports that Ahold-owned Giant Foods plans to open its first convenience store, called Giant To Go, early next year. According to the story, “the 4,422-square-foot store will sell produce, meat, deli and bakery items, as well as host eight fuel pumps.”

Reuters reports that Supervalu-owned Jewel-Osco is opening a small store format, Urban Fresh by Jewel, in Chicago this week, “clearly targeted toward shoppers who want to get in and out of the store quickly with pre-made meals and items that don't take much time to prepare.”

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