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• The Financial Times reports that Tesco is asking its nonfood suppliers to wait an extra 30 days for their bills to be paid. Tesco is said to be looking to use the extra time – moving from 30 to 60 day terms - to allow it to be more competitive for the end-of-year holiday season.

• Tesco’s Fresh & Easy neighborhood Markets division in the western US announced that it has opened an additional 11 stores in Arizona, with another one to open in mid-November. This will bring the company’s fleet in Arizona to 27.

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