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• Delhaize Group reportedly has offered to acquire for the equivalent of about $182 million (US) the 34.73 percent of Greek supermarket chain Alfa-Beta Vassilopoulos that it does not already own.

Delhaize became Alfa-Beta’s principal shareholder in 1992.

• The Daily Press reports that between now and June 4, Harris Teeter is awarding a coupon for one free grocery shopping trip to every 400th shopper at each of its stores.

"Each participating store has its own customer count. Every 400th customer at each participating store will be a winner. For instance, if 1,600 customers shopped at our Newport News stores today, four customers from that store would have won," Catherine Reuhl, communications specialist for the grocery chain, tells the paper.

The only caveat: winners have to be enrolled in Harris Teeter’s VIC loyalty marketing program.

• North Carolina-based L&M Cos. has recalled a single shipment of cantaloupes after one tested positive for salmonella.

The lot of cantaloupes came from one small farm, according to the company, and were all shipped to Walmart Supercenters in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

There have been no reports of illness.

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