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•  The Giant Company announced that its nutritionists have launched "a fun-packed, foodie road trip planned all summer long with virtual classes highlighting food favorites and foods inspired from spots across the United States. These free, live classes via Zoom are available for chefs of all ages throughout June, July and August."

Different virtual trips are planned for mini chefs (ages 6 and under), Junior chefs (ages 7 to 18), and for family dinner preparation.

•  Transport Topics reports that "Albertsons Cos. completed the nation’s first delivery of a refrigerated grocery load with zero-tailpipe emissions technology by deploying a Volvo electric truck and an Advanced Energy Machines electric trailer.

"The May 28 delivery of frozen food to a store in Irvine, Calif., represents a step forward in the effort to commercialize electric trucks and other green transportation equipment, local and state environmental regulators said at a news conference after the delivery … The nation’s second-largest grocery chain recently acquired two Volvo VNR Electric trucks to use at its distribution center in Irvine, Calif."

•  MarketWatch reports that "7-Eleven Inc. plans to build at least 500 charging stations for electric vehicles in the U.S. and Canada by the end of 2022.

"In a statement Tuesday, the convenience-store chain, which is owned by Japan’s Seven & I Holdings Co. 3382, 2.90%, announced a massive expansion of its current 22 charging stations in 14 stores across four states. Direct Current Fast Charging ports will be installed at about 250 7-Eleven locations, creating one of the largest retail fast-charging networks in the U.S., the company said."