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•  Reuters reports that Loblaw Companies has committed to spend the equivalent of $1.5 billion this year "to expand its business …  in retail, supply chain, technology and construction in Canada."

According to the story, Loblaw "expects to use the investment to grow and improve its stores; it said it will open 38 new or relocated stores and renovate or convert nearly 600 others."

•  Albertsons and Kellogg announced that they "are teaming up to help change customers' recycling habits in honor of Earth Day … The companies have created special signage for in-store recycling bins utilizing iconic Kellogg characters Tony the Tiger and Toucan Sam and will hold a series of in-store events to promote Albertsons Cos.' in-store recycling programs in Albertsons, Vons and Pavilions stores in Southern California and Safeway, ACME, Kings Food Markets and Balducci's Food Lover's Market stores in the Northeast. Packaging that includes the appropriate How2Recycle Store Drop-off label, including some of your favorite Kellogg foods, can be returned to these bins at participating stores."

The companies say that "certain plastic bags, wraps and films cannot be placed in curbside recycling bins at home. By improving customer education on what can be brought back to participating Albertsons Companies stores for recycling, we can give plastic packaging a new life."