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Gap introduces Google Wallet in San Francisco area stores

BY Staff Writer

San Francisco — Gap Inc. announced that shoppers at more than 65 of its stores across the Bay Area can now use Google Wallet to pay with a single tap of your phone.

Google Wallet supports most Citi PayPass eligible MasterCard credit cards and the Google Prepaid Card.

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Waste Management and Publix open composting center in Florida

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — Waste Management and Publix Super Markets announced the opening of the Okeechobee Organics Recycling Facility, which uses advanced aerated composting technology to process food residuals.

The eight-acre facility, located adjacent to Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landfill, utilizes a forced aeration system with computer controls to regulate airflow and air treatment to process pre-consumer food waste from Publix stores — including produce, bakery and floral items — with yard waste into organic compost products.

The eight-acre facility, located adjacent to Waste Management’s Okeechobee Landfill, utilizes a forced aeration system with computer controls to regulate airflow and air treatment to process pre-consumer food waste from Publix stores — including produce, bakery and floral items — with yard waste into organic compost products.

“As the nation’s largest environmental solutions provider, our customers are asking us to help them meet their sustainability goals,” said Tim Hawkins, area VP for Waste Management. “We’re very pleased to partner with Publix on the first dedicated organics composting site in South Florida to serve their needs.”

Waste Management trucks are collecting and transporting the organic material from 40 Publix stores in Miami-Dade County and two Publix GreenWise Markets in Palm Beach County in the first phase of the program. Over the coming months, Publix plans to add additional stores in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to the program.

"Publix commends Waste Management on moving the industry forward with the opening of their Organics Recycling Facility in Okeechobee," said Kim Jaeger, Publix’s Miami media and community relations manager. "Our partnership with Waste Management presents an opportunity in fulfilling our mission to be intolerant of waste by diverting food waste that would typically be sent to local landfills. Publix’s continued success depends upon sustaining our environment, our community and our business."

The Okeechobee facility is permitted to accept up to 30,000 tons per year, including 15,000 tons of food waste and 15,000 tons of yard waste, and is part of Waste Management’s strategy to expand organics recycling in Florida and throughout North America.

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Z.Sifac says:
Mar-25-2013 10:00 pm

These days, people should
These days, people should gather their will into promoting the development of sustainable industries, since this is the key to a sustainable life. Energy renewal resource, wind energy, electric cars, the right to have access to bio products and to enhance their wealth. This is what is truly worth fighting for, otherwise social riots become ordinary unnoticeable events.

D.Spencer says:
Mar-25-2013 09:53 pm

People say you need the
People say you need the inspiration and the self-confidence to take such a step and apply for a job with one of these tech industry giants. I cannot imagine education today other than supported by the most advanced technologies, learning platforms, information management tools and devices. For security measures, I tell you, you would better bring your own device, just to make sure. This is how things followed their course and we got used to new systems coming up to bury the old ones. I trust this is all for good.

Z.Sifac says:
Mar-25-2013 10:00 pm

These days, people should gather their will into promoting the development of sustainable industries, since this is the key to a sustainable life. Energy renewal resource, wind energy, electric cars, the right to have access to bio products and to enhance their wealth. This is what is truly worth fighting for, otherwise social riots become ordinary unnoticeable events.

D.Spencer says:
Mar-25-2013 09:53 pm

People say you need the inspiration and the self-confidence to take such a step and apply for a job with one of these tech industry giants. I cannot imagine education today other than supported by the most advanced technologies, learning platforms, information management tools and devices. For security measures, I tell you, you would better bring your own device, just to make sure. This is how things followed their course and we got used to new systems coming up to bury the old ones. I trust this is all for good.

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Discount grocer announces expansion into Pittsburgh, Ohio markets

BY CSA STAFF

SALISBURY, N.C. — Discount grocer Bottom Dollar Food is hiring more than 800 associates over the next several months to begin to prepare for store openings next year, the company announced Wednesday.

"We look forward to expanding in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, next year, and bringing new jobs to these areas," stated Bottom Dollar Food president Meg Ham. Bottom Dollar Food is expected to open 14 stores in early 2012.

Bottom Dollar Food opened its first store in High Point, N.C., on Sept. 21, 2005, and opened its first store in Pennsylvania on Oct. 8, 2010. The banner has since grown to 52 stores in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. In addition to its expansion in Pittsburgh and Youngstown, Ohio, Bottom Dollar Food also remains focused on expanding in the greater Philadelphia market, which currently encompasses 21 stores in the state of Pennsylvania and three stores in New Jersey.

The announcement follows the release of third-quarter earnings results by Delhaize America, the U.S. division of Delhaize Group, which owns Bottom Dollar Food. The company said that the banner has garnered some positive feedback in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

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