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  • The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union sponsored a rally in the Philadelphia area supporting Genuardi’s employees who want to unionize. While Genuardi’s is not unionized, the company is owned by Safeway, which is.

  • announced that just four months after introducing apparel into its SKU mix, that section of its site is its fastest-growing category. Amazon offers more than 500 apparel brands, and intends to keep expanding it.

  • Walgreens opened its 4,000th store, in Van Nuys, Calif. The chain operates 90 stores in Southern California, and has plans to open 50 more there by the end of 2004.

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