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• The Oakland Tribune reports that “while the rest of the retail industry hunkers down and waits in vain for AWOL shoppers to return, Bay Area grocery chains are battling it out in a full-fledged price war that shows no sign of ending.” The newest competitor to add heat to the marketplace - Kroger, which announced that it will “open two 72,000-square-foot stores under the retailer's Foods Co. banner.”

The goal, the story says is to “fill the void left by Lucky's and Albertson's that closed several years ago despite efforts to keep them.”
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