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Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 2:22 PM
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By Haley BeMiller

Moo & Oink Brand To Expand In Midwest

Moo & Oink Brand To Expand In Midwest

After more than a year under new ownership, Moo and Oink is bringing its products to stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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By Alise Blunk

Moo & Oink Brand Sold

Moo & Oink Brand Sold

Moo & Oink is under new ownership. The iconic Chicago brand, including the company's Moo & Oink characters, website and product recipes, was auctioned Wednesday to Best Chicago Meat Co. for $530,000. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 at 3:21 PM
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By Lacey McCraney

Moo & Oink to Go to Highest Bidder

Moo & Oink to Go to Highest Bidder

Next month, you, Joe Public, could have a chance to buy iconic grocer Moo & Oink for your very own. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Jack Schmetterer made the decision to open up bidding for the legacy butcher... Read »

Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Moo & Oink Finds Possible Buyers

Moo & Oink Finds Possible Buyers

There may be hope yet for the 150-year old stores. Read »

Thursday, Aug 11, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Moo & Oink Heading to the Slaughterhouse

Moo & Oink Heading to the Slaughterhouse

The local staple is falling on hard times, with fewer and fewer options to stay afloat. Read »

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