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Bloomberg reports that “prices of goods imported into the U.S. rose more than forecast in April as a slumping dollar and growing economies overseas pushed up the cost of fuel and food.

“The 2.2 percent increase in the import-price index followed a revised 2.6 percent gain in March, according to figures from the Labor Department today in Washington. Other reports showed distributors boosted inventories and small businesses lost confidence.”

• The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that “Schnuck Markets is rolling out television ads this week to promote the next phase of its ‘Peace of Mind’ campaign in an effort to differentiate the grocery chain from its competitors.

“The ads will point consumers to its website, where they can go to ‘Schnucks QualityVille,’ an interactive site where players can watch short videos that highlight the quality of Schnucks products. By watching the videos, or by ‘liking’ the company's Facebook page, they will then be entered into a contest to win up to $25,000.”

• The Orlando Sentinel reports that Publix Super Markets is selling Crispers, the 36-unit restaurant chain it bought about four years ago, to Healthy Food Concepts, a division of a Miami investment group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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