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Mayor seeks supermarket tax credit for ‘food deserts’

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s administration is unveiling legislation to give supermarkets in Baltimore’s “food desert” neighborhoods an 80 percent tax break. The legislation will be introduced in the Baltimore City Council on Monday. It’s aimed at enticing supermarkets to open in ...

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Giant Eagle closing kids’ play centers

(AP) The Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle supermarket chain is closing some of its nests. Eagle’s Nests, to be more precise. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported the chain is closing 61 of 109 of the child-activity centers located in its 229 stores. The ...

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Safeway adopts poison pill after big stock buys

NEW YORK — Safeway adopted a plan to prevent a hostile takeover after learning of a significant accumulation of its stock by an unknown investor. The announcement Tuesday sent shares of the grocer spiking 8 percent to a five-year high. ...

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Kroger adds Harris Teeter to supermarket network

NEW YORK — Kroger, already the country’s largest traditional supermarket operator, is expanding its reach in key southeastern and mid-Atlantic states by snapping up regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc. The $2.44 billion cash deal reflects Kroger’s growth plans at ...

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Howard Park supermarket breaks ground

Baltimore and Maryland elected officials, led by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, joined business leaders, Northwest Baltimore community representatives and officials of Klein’s ShopRite of Maryland at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the long-awaited ShopRite of Howard Park supermarket.

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Md. man charged in Va. with selling rotten meat

MONROVIA — A Maryland man faces criminal charges in Warren County, Va., for allegedly selling rotten meat from a supermarket garbage bin. Fifty-four-year-old Rodney Sparks of Monrovia is due back in court Sept. 18. He was arraigned Monday. Sparks runs ...

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