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• Costco CFO Richard Galanti said yesterday that it plans to open 29 new stores next year, up from the 13 opened during the previous year.

BrandWeek reports that “Clorox is feeling charitable. The packaged goods company's Green Works brand has kicked off a social media campaign to help raise money for U.S. schools in exchange for ‘green footprints’ ... The grand prize is a $5,000 grant, awarded to the school that earns the most ‘green’ points. Funds go towards the creation of eco-friendly initiatives at the school, such as a new playground, Clorox said.”

The campaign aims to get parents to walk their children to school each day, counting steps as a way of maintaining good health, as well as sharing health tips via Facebook.
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