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Kroger readies concept store

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. next month will debut a culinary-focused concept store outside Seattle. The Main & Vine format, opening in Gig Harbor, Wash., will emphasize produce, food preparation advice and high-quality ready-to-eat meals. The store will also feature an expanded selection of organic products. It will offer “fresh, affordable” local produce and meat, and

More consolidation

CINCINNATI – Kroger Co. has agreed to buy 151-store Roundy’s Inc. for some $800 million, including debt. Kroger will purchase all outstanding shares of Roundy’s for $3.60 per share, a premium of about 65% to its closing price on November 10. The deal, which is expected to close by year-end, was unanimously approved by the