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• Aldi has announced that it will spend $57 million to open a division headquarters and 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

Aldi CEO Jason Hart said that the retailer has 32 stores in the state, with plans to open as many as 60 more there over the next five years.


• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Nielsen announced yesterday what they called "a strategic analytic alliance to uncover comprehensive insights on the 'Digitally Engaged Food Shopper..' Results from this multi-year initiative will focus on current and future digital shopping behaviors, incorporating perspectives from top retailers, CPG manufacturers and technology providers, along with extensive consumer research by FMI and Nielsen.
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