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Natural Grocers on track to open 18 stores in 2015

Etsy to pursue IPO

Despite early expectation, holiday retail hirings down 23,000 from last year

Supermarket competition in UK stiff as less than 1% sales growth separates top four chains from nearest competitor

Tops Friendly Markets closes 27 of its in-store pharmacies, continues to operate 52

And finally...Consumers are either "Lovin' it" or hating it when it comes to McDonald's new ad, which depicts signs outside the company's restaurants showing support after national tragedies. Story