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•  The Wall Street Journal reports that "Kroger Co., Stop & Shop and Albertsons Cos. have tentatively agreed to withdraw from a United Food and Commercial Workers International Union pension plan.

"Kroger and Stop & Shop have agreed to transition to a new variable annuity pension plan for 33,000 Kroger workers and 18,000 Stop & Shop employees.

Albertsons workers would transition to another variable annuity pension plan. The changes are subject to ratification by union members."

•  From Fox Business:

"Budget grocer Aldi plans to open 70 new U.S. locations by the end of 2020 as part of its 'coast-to-coast' expansion plan, the company announced Tuesday.

"As part of its 'new wave of expansion,' the grocer will enter Arizona, its 37th state, with four new stores in the greater Phoenix area this year, the company said. By 2021, Aldi expects to break ground on a new regional regional headquarters and distribution center in Loxley, Alabama.  The center in Alabama will serve stores in southern Alabama, and throughout the Florida Panhandle, as well as Louisiana, marking the company’s presence in 38 states, Aldi said."

•  USA Today reports that fast feeder Wendy's is creating a new loyalty program.

"On Tuesday, the chain announced the launch of a new loyalty program called Wendy's Rewards, which will allow members nationwide to cash in points earned on purchases for free nuggets, a Frosty, a burger, salads and other items."

•  The Washington Post reports that "Apple pledged Tuesday to make its entire business - including its vast supply chain - carbon neutral within the next decade, joining other tech giants in reorienting their operations around climate change.

"The company, which is already carbon neutral for its corporate operations, said the move means that by 2030, every iPhone, MacBook and iPad sold will have no climate impact."

"Businesses have a profound opportunity to help build a more sustainable future, one born of our common concern for the planet we share,"  said Apple chief executive Tim Cook. "… With our commitment to carbon neutrality, we hope to be a ripple in the pond that creates a much larger change."

The Post points out that "the initiative follows major climate action from other trillion-dollar technology companies. In January, Microsoft announced plans to remove more carbon than it produces by 2030. Last month, Amazon - which has set its own carbon-neutral goal for 2040 - publicized the creation of a $2 billion venture capital fund to back ambitious efforts to develop decarbonizing technologies."