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• The Houston Business Journal reports that Trader Joe's is about to open its fourth store in the Houston market, which makes it one of a number of food retailers trying to grab market share there.

According to the story, "Grocery chains are expected to add 32 new stores in the Houston area this year alone, totaling about 3.7 million square feet of new retail space. Grocers like San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co., Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market Inc. and Austin-based Whole Foods Market Inc. are expected to open stores this year.

"H-E-B broke ground on its new Texas City store and opened another store near the Galleria area, the latter of which featured a restaurant inside the store."
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