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• In upstate New York, the Watertown Daily Times reports that Golub Corp.’s Price Chopper wants to acquire four P&C supermarket locations owned by bankrupt Penn Traffic; despite some rumors, no price tag has been connected to the hoped-for acquisition.

The stores are in Canton, Potsdam, Massena and Gouverneur; both sides reportedly agreed to the deal in principle before Penn Traffic went into its third bankruptcy.

• The Lakeland Ledger reports that more than 500 protesters marched for two miles through Lakeland, Florida, to demonstrate against the chain’s purchase of tomatoes from growers that activists say abuse and underpay workers.

Publix has denied any culpability, saying that it does not want to get involved in a labor dispute between the growers and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), which organized the protest march.

Retail Week reports that France-based Carrefour and UK-based online retailer Ocado are discussing a possible partnership that would bring e-grocery services to the French retailer’s shoppers. A partnership would allow Carrefour to use Ocado’s software systems while providing its own fulfillment services.
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