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Heirloom Tomatoes, Coffee Attract Shoppers to U.S. Malls

Malls angling to reel in American shoppers are using groceries as bait.

In some locations, they’re bringing in supermarket chains to do the job. In May, Westfield Group is opening an Aldi grocery in a Chicago-area shopping center. In other malls, the owners are aiming upscale and establishing farmers-market-style food courts with a cornucopia of artisanal products.