Quick news from around the Web...
Haggen has begun acquisition of the 146 stores divested during the Safeway-Albertsons merger
GNC to open 125 domestic, 135 international, and 30 store-within-store locations in 2015
Whole Foods set to open 38 to 42 new stores in 2015, an annual square footage growth between 9% and 10%
Argos funding $1.9 billion to a consortium of buyers in the PetSmart merger
And finally...E-commerce giants Alibaba and Tencent are battling it out in honor of China's Spring Festival. Alibaba is offering $96 million and Tencent $128 million in red envelope promotions where shoppers can win envelopes of cash. Story