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Bloomberg reports that Sprouts Farmers Market, which currently is owned by Apollo Global Management, is considering an initial public offering that would take the company public. Sprouts currently has 150 locations, with 20 more scheduled to be opened this year.

UPI reports that a McDonald's franchise in a suburb of Sydney, Australia, has gotten permission from corporate HQ to "test table service, complete with plates, glassware and silverware. The trial is expected to run for five weeks."

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