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• The Chicago Tribune reports this morning that Ahold-owned Peapod is expanding its grocery pickup service to Lincolnshire, Illinois, after successful tests of the service in Palatine and Deerfield.

The story notes that "Peapod delivers to a majority of the Chicago area, but offers pickup as an alternative in some suburbs.

"Customers next month will be able to order online or through Peapod's mobile application and schedule a pickup at Lincolnshire Corporate Center. Peapod associates will then meet customers at their car and load their groceries."


• Chalk up another victim of the e-conomy.

USA Today reports that The Oregonian, that state's largest newspaper, will go to three-day-a-week home delivery later this year as a cost cutting measure, though the paper will still be published daily and be available on newsstands throughout the state.

According to the story, "The paper's parent company, Staten Island, N.Y.-based Advance Publications, will also launch a new company, Oregonian Media Group, this fall to assume operational control of OregonLive.com, The Oregonian and its related print products ... It joins a small but growing number of publications that are shifting resources to digital properties, many of them owned by its parent."
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