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October 21, 2008
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  • Spartan Stores Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich., said it entered into an agreement to acquire 17 retail stores, including 15 pharmacies, from VG’s Food Center Inc. and VG’s Pharmacy Inc., Fenton, Mich. The company said it expects the transaction to close near the end of its fiscal 2008 third quarter.
  • The NuVal Nutritional Scoring System now has a Web site, www.nuval.com, according to Skokie, Ill.-based Topco Associates LLC. The site includes information about the science behind the NuVal system and shows consumers how to use the system to make informed food choices. NuVal is a joint venture between Topco and the Yale-affiliated Griffin Hospital.
  • Target Corp., Minneapolis, said it opened its first two stores in Alaska, as well as two prototype stores in Minnesota that are compliant with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program.
  • OfficeMax, Naperville, Ill., introduced four private label product lines, according to an October 14 ADWEEK article. The office supply brands include Ascend, Canterbury, Divoga and Infuse, and represent OfficeMax’s first private label launch since 2006, the article said.
  • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. Inc. (A&P), Montvale, N.J., introduced Hartford Reserve private label products. Among the items in the new upscale lineup is the Hartford Reserve apple pie, which is made from five apple varieties and includes more than a pound of fruit.
  • Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh, announced the receipt of LEED Gold certification for its store in northeast Columbus, Ohio, near New Albany. The energy-efficient, resource-conserving store boasts 82 skylights, air quality improvements, water conservation practices and more.

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