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Where does the Safeway, Albertsons merger stand?


  • Dallas Morning News (free content), The

Safeway shareholders will vote on the sale of the company to Albertsons on Friday, as federal regulators continue to conduct an antitrust review of the deal, one of the largest among grocery retailers… Read More

RadioShack to sell kits to link gadgets to the Internet


  • Bloomberg Businessweek

LittleBits, a startup based in New York, is supplying kits to RadioShack that can be used to link various household gadgets through the Internet. The kits will be sold in an increasing number of Radio… Read More

NAW report: Midsized distributors mostly increasing sales


  • Hardwood Floors online

Most distributors with annual revenue of $100 million to $3 billion reported sales increases over the most recent 12-month period, according to a survey from the National Association of Wholesaler-Dis… Read More