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Tops reopens store in Dewitt, N.Y.

BY Alaric DeArment

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. — Tops Friendly Markets staged a reopening celebration Tuesday to mark the renovation of its store in Dewitt, N.Y., near Syracuse.

The store, formerly operated as a P&C Foods store by the Penn Traffic Co., received a $2.5 million renovation over the last 14 months.

The store includes new aisle markers and the addition of a department specializing in healthy, natural and organic foods, as well as a café with free wireless Internet access.

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Changing Channels — Stain Solver, Batter Blaster, BlackBerry cases and more

BY Alaric DeArment

Stainless steal
Syndicated “Ask the Builder” columnist Tim Carter has created Stain Solver, an organic powdered cleanser designed to take out even tough stains like red wine, blood and cooking grease.
Price: $14.97 and up
StainSolver.com


Don’t be a waffler
Batter Blaster, a sprayable pancake and waffle batter, has enlisted several rock bands from around the country as part of its Blast campaign.
Price: $3.99
BatterBlaster.com


Smart phone, smart look
Swedish company Dicota has un­veiled Built for BlackBerry, a line of stylish, protective cases for the phones — available in a variety of styles.
Prices: $15 to $35
Dicota.com


A Kushi job
Brazil Products Co. and Anderson Global Group have launched preB, a fermented combination of 55 fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and herbs based on macrobiotic guru Michio Kushi’s macrobiotic principles.
Price: $39.99
PreBsuperfood.com


Royalty check
Fascination with royalty has existed for thousands of years. Now, the Hamilton Collection is selling hand-painted collectible figurines of Kate Middleton, who soon will marry Prince William.
Price: $29.99
HamiltonCollection.com

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Walmart opens office in Atlanta for East Coast business unit

BY DSN STAFF

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Stores said it will open a new office in Atlanta, positioning the retailer to more effectively manage nearly 1,600 stores in 20 Eastern U.S. states and focus on opportunities to grow its business in such states as New York.

The new Eastern business unit will be run by Rosalind Brewer, president of Walmart East and EVP Walmart U.S.

The states in the new Eastern business unit are Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.

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