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•  The San Antonio Express-News reports that "H-E-B will begin a $10 million remodel to its Uvalde location in October, focusing on upgrading the store’s refrigerators, according to news reports and filings with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

"Uvalde's one H-E-B is located at 201 E. Main St., about a mile north of Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in May. 

"The San Antonio-based grocer donated $10 million in June to help the city build a new elementary campus. That followed a pledge by H-E-B to give $500,000 to support victims and surviving family. Additionally, a trust associated with the grocery giant also committed $500,000 to nonprofits assisting Uvalde's community."



•  Axios reports that "the supply chain crisis and an extinct volcano are spurring a new beer shortage."

Here's the context:  "A carbon dioxide production shortage caused by natural contamination at the Jackson Dome — a Mississippi reservoir of CO2 from an extinct volcano — is forcing brewers to cut back.  Brewers across the country are reporting production delays in getting beer to market and drafting contingency plans to switch to nitrogen."

However, Axios writes, "A handful of brewers are insulated from the shortage because they use innovative technology to capture natural carbon dioxide from the brewing process and store it for future use."