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• Fairway, which announced just a couple of days ago that it would open a two-story store in Manhattan's TriBeCa neighborhood, has now announced that it will open its first store in Long Island's Suffolk County when it unveils a unit in Lake Grove next spring.

Fairway already has stores in Long Island's Nassau County, as well as in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York's Westchester County.


Reuters reports that Nestle CEO Paul Bulcke has "told investors Nestle had drawn up lists of businesses that could be fixed and those that could not," and is "getting closer to disposing of bad brands and shaking up its portfolio to deal with businesses that have underperformed for too long ... Suggesting the process is already under way, sources told Reuters last week that Nestle's PowerBar energy bars were up for sale."


• Whole Foods said yesterday that it is introducing Whole Paws, described as "an exclusive line of premium value pet food, that features 24 products for dogs and cats. The line includes an assortment of items, ranging from grain-free adult dog food and training treats to indoor cat formula and litter with baking soda ... Made with chicken, salmon and other wholesome, nutrient-rich ingredients, Whole Paws contains no corn or soy, no animal by-products, no artificial colors, no artificial preservatives, and no added sugar— and the new line meets Whole Foods Market's strict quality standards."
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