Companhia Brasileira De distribuicao, Sao Paulo, Brazil, has entered into an agreement with Sao Paulo-based food retailer Peralta Comercial e Importadora to become that company's majority shareholder and operate the chain's 37 supermarkets and its one hypermarket.
than 10% of the market, Delhaize said.
A&P, Montvale, N.J., is providing space and some resources at its store in New Rochelle, N.Y., for the local police department. The store, located in a mixed residential/industrial community, houses a new, miniprecinct, according to Andy Carrano, a company spokesman. He told SN the company does not charge the police department for space, electricity or a phone line.
CALIFORNIA'S BOTTLE LAW got a one-year extension when the state Assembly voted to retain the status quo for a year while possible changes in the law are debated. Under the law, consumers will continue to pay 2.5-5 cents for beverages in aluminum, plastic and glass containers, which can subsequently be redeemed at recycling centers at supermarkets or independently-run locations.