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• Weis Markets announced it has expanded its Weis Online Shopping service to eight New Jersey and Pennsylvania locations. Weis Online Shopping is now offered at Weis Markets’ New Jersey stores in Newton, Franklin, Hackettstown and will be offered at its Hillsborough store when it opens on August 25. In the Delaware Valley, it is available at Weis stores located in Conshohocken, Doylestown, Lansdale and Norristown. This brings the number of Weis locations offering online shopping to 14.

Weis online Shopping is powered by MyWebGrocer.

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• In Australia, The Age reports that "Australia's major supermarkets are charging consumers significantly more for purchasing groceries online. The practice has consumer groups calling on Coles and Woolworths to be more 'transparent' with shoppers about their online pricing policies.

"A sample survey by Fairfax Media has revealed consumers are paying up to 60¢ more for some grocery items when bought online. This is in addition to the delivery fee of between $3 and $13 charged to online shoppers."
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