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Ahold, Delhaize shares soar on reports of merger talks

Royal Ahold NV and Delhaize Group surged in European trading after reports that the Dutch and Belgian grocers are in the early stages of merger talks, a deal that would bolster their Stop & Shop and Food Lion chains in the U.S. Ahold and Delhaize are prominent in the Maryland grocery store market.

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Consumer prices up because of higher gas costs

WASHINGTON — A sharp jump in gasoline prices drove a measure of U.S. consumer costs up in February. But outside higher pump prices, inflation stayed mild. The Labor Department said Friday that the consumer price index rose 0.4 percent in ...

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Stores find success by focusing on the hunt

Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocery chain, might not have the cheapest toilet paper or the most varieties of ketchup, but it hooks customers with mango butter, chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds and cilantro-and-jalapeno hummus. These goodies aren’t on most grocery lists, but ...

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Retail sales up for 10th straight month in April

WASHINGTON — Consumers spent more on gasoline, clothing and autos in April, pushing retail sales up for a 10th straight month. But much of the gain came from a surge in gasoline and food prices. Retail sales rose 0.5 percent ...

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