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Supervalu to unveil east coast’s largest natural gas powered truck fleet

BY Staff Writer

Mechanicsville, Va. – Supervalu is shipping goods to its grocery stores across the Eastern region with a much smaller carbon footprint, thanks to the recent addition of 35 Class 8 Volvo trucks that operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). The fleet is the largest of its kind on the East Coast, and the company plans to add another 20 trucks next year.

To power the new trucks, TrilliumCNG built and will operate a fast-fill CNG station at Supervalu’s distribution center in Mechanicsville, Va., where the fleet is based. Taken together, this effort will reduce the fleet’s annual oil consumption by more than one million gallons and result in 1,300 fewer tons of greenhouse gas emissions.

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Domino’s offers Facebook promotion

BY Dan Berthiaume

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Domino’s is running a special global Facebook promotion giving customers in 42 countries a 50% discount on menu-priced pizza ordered online. Through Dec. 8, customers can visit their country’s Domino’s Facebook page to see if they can redeem the offer.

In addition, the Domino’s Facebook page will allow users to interact with a special tab that will allow them to not only claim the offer, but "swap faces" with other Domino’s team members and customers across the globe, using photos from Facebook profiles. U.S. customers who use the face swap tool will be entered for a chance to win free pizza for a year.

"Domino’s is proud of our global presence, and we’re thrilled to spend this whole week celebrating it with Domino’s fans from around the world," said Russell Weiner, chief marketing officer of Domino’s.

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Report: McDonald’s launches app in New England, Albany areas

BY Dan Berthiaume

Oak Brook, Ill. – McDonald’s is reportedly making its free “McD” mobile app available to customers in the New England/Albany, N.Y. market. According to the Boston Globe, New England/Albany is the third market where McDonald’s has released the McD app, which is available for both iPhones and Android smartphones.

The McD app offers coupons, menu listings, a restaurant locator and additional new deals every six weeks. It is available in the App Store, Google Play store and also by scanning QR codes available in restaurants.

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