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• Target said yesterday that it is expanding its partnership with same-day delivery service Instacart to Chicago, following what it called "initial success" is both Minneapolis and San Francisco.


• Associated Wholesale Grocers (AWG) announced that it has chosen Freshop as a technology solution provider, and will use the company to provide customized solutions - including updated websites and online grocery options - to its more than 600 member-owners and 3,400 retail outlets in 31 states.
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