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Publix, H-E-B top Temkin’s 2016 supermarket rankings

Among supermarket rankings, Wegmans was the only supermarket that improved its score between 2015 and 2016, with a gain of one point, while whole foods dropped 10 points, Albertsons dropped 9 points, and Hannaford and Trader Joe’s both dropped eight points.

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Reuters: Kroger bidding on Fresh Market's 183 grocery locations

Kroger may be in the running for Fresh Market, a 183-store chain that operates across 27 states, Reuters reported last week. Other potential bidders for the Fresh Market business include private equity firms Apollo Global Management, KKR and TPG Capital. "Organic and specialty stores such as Fresh Market, once insulated from the broader supermarket competition, have struggled as rivals such as Kroger have diversified into similar offerings," Reuters reported. (Reuters)