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EPOnline.com reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) GreenChill partnership “now has 7,000 partner stores located in all 50 states. From regional grocers like Stater Bros. in southern California, and small health food stores like Down-to-Earth, to nationally recognized names like Whole Foods and the newest partner Target Corp., the partnership now represents 20 percent of the supermarket industry.”

GreenChill is defined by the EPA as a partnership with food retailers designed “to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. GreenChill works to help food retailers transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants; lower refrigerant charge sizes and eliminate leaks; and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies, and practices.”

• The Associated Press reports that the White Castle fast food chain in introducing online ordering at all its 400 locations. The company says it believes that the option will be attractive to customers who want to place large orders for the chain’s signature sliders.

• The New York Times writes that Dunkin’ Brands, parent company to both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins, has launched an initial public offering designed to sell $400 million worth o stock in the company, which it says will be largely used to pay down debt.
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