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•  In Texas, one of the states hit hardest by the brutal winter storm making its way across the country, the Dallas Morning News reports that "Walmart closed 415 stores and Sam’s Clubs and put together an interactive map to help Texas shoppers determine if their neighborhood location was open or not … Walmart recommended customers check an interactive map it’s continuing to update before venturing out. Some closed stores continued to operate curbside pickup and delivery."

At the same time, the story says, Amazon said it "will continue monitoring the storm’s effects in Texas, and directed customers to check order status on its app or Amazon.com … Amazon will continue to take orders, but the delivery promise date may be delayed depending on the item and location."

Both Kroger and Albertsons made the decision to close their various stores in Texas early on Monday, with expectations that they would be able to return to regular operating hours today.


•  Fox Business reports that "the Mexican arm of drinks company Anheuser-Busch InBev accused U.S. firm Constellation Brands  in a lawsuit filed on Monday of breaching a deal on the use of the Corona brand name by applying it to a product other than beer.

"Constellation has used the name for its Corona Hard Seltzer, a sparkling water with alcohol and flavoring, one of several seltzer drinks that have become very popular in the United States."

The story says that "Grupo Modelo filed its suit in the U.S. district court of the southern district of New York on Monday, according to a court filing … When AB InBev took full control of Grupo Modelo in 2013, it agreed with U.S. antitrust regulators to sell Grupo Modelo’s business in the United States to Constellation, including the Corona brand. AB InBev retained rights to Corona and other Modelo brands in Mexico and elsewhere.

"Modelo said the licensing arrangement for Corona only extended to beer and did not include hard seltzer."


•  USA Today reports that "the Jaguar luxury brand will transition to selling only electric vehicles in another step for the automotive industry away from gasoline.

"Jaguar Land Rover, a British-based manufacturer owned by Indian automaker Tata Motors, announced Monday that the brand will make the shift beginning in 2025.  The company said it also expects 60% of Land Rover sales to be electric vehicles by 2030.

"The move comes amid gradual advancements in battery technology that are making electric vehicles cheaper and enabling longer range on a charge. It also marks a response to stricter carbon emissions standards throughout the world."