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MarketWatch reports that in the 12 weeks ending September 2, Tesco saw its UK market share drop to 30.8 percent from 30.9 percent, while Walmart-owned Asda Group saw its market share drop to 17.6 percent from 17.8 percent. Sainsbury's share grew to 16.4 percent from 16.3 percent during the period, while Waitrose grew its share to 4.6 percent from 4.4 percent. Aldi and Lidl grew their combined market share to 5.7 percent from five percent.

• The Seattle Times reports that Washington State's Ste. Michelle Wine Estates "has acquired O Wines, another Washington wine brand. O Wines sells chardonnay in the Western U.S., and Ste. Michelle said it plans to add red wine and take the brand national."

• The Associated Press reports that Casey's general Stores "is buying 22 convenience stores in Iowa, Missouri and North Dakota from competitor Kum & Go," a move that the company said will allow it "to expand its store base and reach new markets."

The deal is expected to close in November.

• The Sacramento Bee reports that Teamster-represented "drivers and warehouse workers employed at the United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) distribution center" in Auburn, Washington, have rejected the company's self-described "last, best and final" contract offer and has authorized a strike.

UNFI supplies organic and specialty foods to major supermarkets throughout the Puget Sound area, including Whole Foods, PCC, and the Metropolitan Market.
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