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• Catalyst, an organization that promotes expansion of business opportunities for women, has given Safeway an award saying that the company has offered “comprehensive career development and mentoring programs combined with rigorous tracking and accountability systems, which have resulted in the substantial advancement of women -- including women of color – to management positions.”

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that “Walgreen Co. plans to transform its decades-old mortar and pestle logo into a more modern design.” It will take 18 months to two years to incorporate the new design in its more than 5,000 stores.

E-Commerce Times reports on a new study saying that while use of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is expected to increase this year, “early adopters moving to new standards could face costly transition periods.”

• The New York Times reports that Costco is about to sign a lease on an East Harlem site in Manhattan, which would be the company’s first store in the borough.
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