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• The Kansas City Business Journal reports that Target Corp. is remodeling and expanding the food sections of eight of its stores there.

According to the story, “The remodeled stores dedicate about 10,000 square feet to a grocery section that includes fresh produce, pre-packaged baked goods, frozen foods, fresh packaged meats and more. Almost 1,000 stores offer these sections now; by the end of the year, they’ll be in more than 1,100 Target stores.

“The remodels also enhance the beauty aisles, widen aisles in the home departments and add seating in the shoe departments.”

• Price Chopper was recognized by GXT Green for its significant contributions to sustainability efforts and was named to the 2012 GXT Earth Day Honor Roll.

In its announcement, GXT cited Price Chopper’s commitment to green building and environmental initiatives, saying that “Price Chopper has shown tremendous leadership in sustainability including LEED Certifications, and an innovative Natural Gas Fuel Cell that provides 60% of the electric energy for its newest Colonie store. They have made a public commitment to a sustainable seafood supply in their chain. They continue to commit to more sustainable stores, products, and packaging for their products, which ensures that they minimize their impact on our environment.”

GXT Green is a division of Global Exchange Technologies, which helps the corporate community understand and mitigate their greenhouse gas emissions through verified, high value and high volume carbon offset projects such as rain forest preservation or reforestation.

• The Los Angeles Times reports that “a Riverside County judge has ordered Ralphs and its parent company, Ohio-based Kroger Co., to pay $300,000 in penalties for selling frozen dairy desserts and other items with inaccurate prices and labeling.”
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