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USA Today reports that the new City Target in downtown Chicago scheduled to open today will include a new feature for the chain - a Pret A Manger sandwich shop that "sells only preservative-free food, antibiotic-free meats, items made with cage-free eggs and even vegan salads."

The story goes on: "While the move, for the moment, is just a single store, it is bound to be watched by the major retail chains and by others in the better-for-you food business. At a time when obesity in the U.S. is at record levels and the mayor of New York wants to limit sugary drink sizes, any movement toward more nutritional offerings is certain to garner attention."

Target says there are no plans to open other Pret A Manger operations in other stores.
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