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• The Wall Street Journal reports that Walmart-owned Asda Group has unveiled aggressive expansion plans, outlining a scenario that will have it increasing its Asda Living nonfood stores from 24 to 150 in about give years.

The company also said that it plans to increaser the number of small-format supermarkets that it operates from 22 to 100, over the same period, noting that “opening smaller format and nonfood stores would be key for its future growth.”

This Is London reports that Whole Foods, which has been operating at a loss in London, nevertheless plans to open several stores in the UK, though they will be less than half the size of the 75,000 square foot flagship unit it has in Kensington.
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