Though separated by less than 150 miles of Interstate 71, the Ohio cities of Cleveland and Columbus cast very different shadows. Among traditional supermarket competitors they share only a few brand names — Giant Eagle and Buehler Food Markets. And both cities have seen the collapse of a once-strong franchise in recent years. Otherwise they are a study in almost complete opposites. Columbus is home to several national chains and is ground zero for a face-off between megastores, with Kroger ...

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