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• The Dayton Daily News reports that Dorothy Lane Market has been recognized with the Supervalu Master Marketer award, which "recognizes best-in-class marketing efforts by independent grocery retailers."

Dorothy Lane Market would get my "best of" award for pretty much everything, all the time.


• The St. Cloud Times reports that Coborn's supermarkets there today will unveil a new format in Isanti that has a heightened focus on perimeter fresh food departments, as well as a click-and-collect e-commerce service.


• The Dallas Morning News reports that "San Antonio-based H-E-B/Central Market just made another big leap into the Dallas-Fort Worth market with the purchase of six Sun Fresh Market stores.

"The state's largest independent grocery chain has purchased four Dallas stores in Uptown, Lake Highlands, Lakewood and Northwest Dallas. Two more stores are in McKinney and Grapevine.  Sun Fresh is in the process of closing these stores."

The story says that "H-E-B  isn't sure yet how it plans to use the stores," and that the company is in the process of deciding whether to convert them to the Central Market format or use them as H-E-B stores.
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