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• The Financial Times reports on how Procter & Gamble is fighting the progress being made by private brands not just by increasing its marketing expenditures, but also by expanding into new markets (both geographic and ethnic) and developing value versions of traditional brands such as Tide and Pampers.

• Nash-Finch Company said last week that it has acquired a 400,000 square foot warehouse in Columbus, Georgia, that it will use to distribute products to military commissaries and exchanges in Georgia and surrounding states.
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