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• Ahold-Delhaize-owned Food Lion announced that it “has a new way for its customers to significantly increase their savings through personalized offers on products and categories they already buy. Through Shop & Earn, an enhancement to the company's current MVP Customer Rewards Program, shoppers can easily save more every month, in addition to their MVP savings and coupons.

"Shop & Earn is a unique loyalty program that puts our customers in charge of their savings," said Deborah Sabo, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Food Lion. "The more our customers shop, the more they will save. Offers are targeted to customers based on their specific purchases, fueling a program with nearly endless savings opportunities."

• Ireland-based Total Produce said yesterday that it is spending $300 million to acquire a 45 percent stake in Dole Food, with the option to buy the rest of the company in two years.

The deal is subject to antitrust approval. Total Produce also has investments in companies that include Progressive Produce, Oppenheimer Group, and The Fresh Connection.
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