ORG XMIT: ORRB206 This photo taken Dec. 7, 2011, shows customers shopping at a Costco, in, Portland, Ore. Wholesale companies increased their stockpiles of autos, paper, and other goods in October by the most in five months, a sign they expect consumer demand to rise. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
The Dayton-area shopping landscape will see increased competition and higher retail lease rates with the arrival of the region’s first Costco Wholesale and Whole Foods Market stores, but a grocery price war appears unlikely, a local expert said.
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