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• The Lakeland Ledger reports that Publix Super Markets has announced “a three-store expansion of its GreenWise Market concept, the first expansion since the Lakeland-based chain introduced GreenWise stores in 2007.” The stores, in Lakeland and Tallahassee, Florida, and Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, will offer “a thoughtfully curated selection of organic, specialty and traditional grocery items.”

• The Seattle Times reports that eight months after members of the Nordstrom family started thinking about taking the company private, and one week after the company’s board rejected the family’s $8.4 billion offer as being too low, the family is said to be considering another, higher offer that the board will find to be adequate.

However, the Times notes that the back-and-forth between the Nordstrom family and the board appears to have opened the door to the possibility that an outside entity could make a play for the family-run retailer.
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