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Roundy's (RNDY) operates under the Pick n' Save, Rainbow, Copps, and Metro Market banners in Wisconsin and Minnesota, but the real growth driver in the coming years will be the Mariano's Fresh Market banner in the Chicago area. As its other stores continue to see increased pressure from the expansion of Wal-Mart and Target into their areas, Mariano's is seeing great success in Chicago and plans on expanding its footprint within the city. On the most recent earnings call, management noted that FY 2012 overall same-store sales were down 2.8%, but CEO Bob Mariano also stated, "In the Chicago market, our Mariano's banner continues to exceed our expectations with low double-digit same-store sales." With the...

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