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U.S. sues to block merger of grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons

The Federal Trade Commission sued to block a proposed merger between grocery giants Kroger and Albertsons, the parent company of Shaw’s and Star Markets, saying...
RORY'S MARKET & KITCHEN has opened on Washington Street in downtown Providence, where there has been a lack of retail food stores for years. PBN PHOTO/WILLIAM HAMILTON

An answer to downtown’s grocery store needs?

The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered the use of downtown districts throughout the country, but two grocery businesses are betting it hasn’t changed the...
SPECIAL ­FLAVOR: Leo Lin, foreground, is the manager of Good Fortune Supermarket, a Providence grocery store that offers a wide variety of Asian foods. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Specialty markets filling need and vacant properties

Andre and Angeline Dumas pushed a small metal carriage past the voluminous seafood displays at Good Fortune Supermarket recently. Twice a month, the couple...
HE’S GAME: Chris Menta’s Richmond Farms Fresh Market offers the typical and not-so-typical staples, such as elk and buffalo meat. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

This market is a second option in rural Richmond

Where can you find packaged venison, fresh vegetables and imported Italian pastas, among other staples? In Richmond, a small town where, until recently, a...
UNIONIZED STOP & Shop workers went on strike Thursday. / COURTESY RK CENTERS

Stop & Shop workers strike

PROVIDENCE – Unionized Stop & Shop workers went on strike Thursday. United Food & Commercial Workers Locals 328, 371, 919, 1445 and 1459 members cited...
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