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• The Los Angeles Times reports that Frederick Scott Salyer, the former owner of SK Foods, has been indicted on racketeering and other corruption-related charges. He is accused of what the Times describes as “a decade-long scheme to quash competition and sell tomato products at inflated prices -- a practice that led to consumers paying more at the grocery store.” According to the story, Salyer “was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Feb. 5 after he got off a plane from Switzerland. He is expected to appear in federal court in Sacramento next week for a bail hearing and plans to plead not guilty to the charges.”

• Ahold-owned Stop & Shop and Giant of Landover reportedly launching new Web sites targeting mothers, called smallvictories.com. The site will be updated daily with new content such as recipes, money-saving advice and other tips, much of it from other mothers. It is an extension of Small Victories, a customer publication that Stop & Shop launched last summer.
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