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Crain's Chicago Business reports that drug chain Walgreen "is joining with Chicago-based solar developer SoCore Energy LLC to build more than 200 solar installations at Walgreen drugstores throughout California, Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. This expansion will bring the number of completed solar projects at Walgreen stores to more than 350, which the Deerfield-based drugstore chain says is more than any other retailer in the country. Walgreen has about 8,100 U.S. locations."


• Weis Markets announced it has received the Silver Award in the 25th DuPont Awards for Packaging Innovation. Weis said it "received the award for developing the industry’s first closed-loop 100 percent recyclable modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) meat trays made from recycled plastics. The trays were developed in partnership with Clearly Clean Products ... a company that specializes in custom thermoformed packaging solutions."
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