business news in context, analysis with attitude reports that Wegmans Food Markets has gotten a $1 million grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA) “to help offset the cost of implementing hydrogen fuel cell-powered material handling equipment at its Retail Service Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. The supermarket estimates that by converting the lead-acid-battery powered pallet jacks and reach trucks in just the produce area of its facility to hydrogen fuel cells, it will cut carbon emissions that are equivalent to removing 134 cars off the road per year.”

• The Wall Street Journal reports that the Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. fast food chains “will offer mail-in refunds to customers who claim to like a McDonald's Angus burger better than a Carl's Jr. Six Dollar Angus Burger (which actually costs $3.99) or a $3.49 Hardee's Angus Thickburger.” The offer ramps up the competition among the chains in the premium fast food burger category, which has seen some lift as customers look for affordable luxuries in a recessionary environment.
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