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• The Business Review reports that Wegmans has once again said that it has no plans to open a store in the Albany, New York, market, rejecting speculation that had appeared in a Syracuse newspaper. However, Wegmans isn’t ruling out the possibility that it could happen someday...just that it is not in their immediate plans.

Bloomberg Business Week reports that Trader Joe’s has opened its first store in Maine - in Portland. The story notes that Trader Joe’s now has close to 350 stores in more than two dozen states.
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