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Crate and Barrel and DailyCandy launch Ultimate Wedding contest

Crate and Barrel and lifestyle website DailyCandy have teamed for an Ultimate Wedding sweepstakes that will offer the winning couple a $100,000 wedding put together by celebrity event planner Jo Gartin.

Prizes totaling over $25,000 will be awarded to 2nd and 3rd place winners and 15 honorable mentions.

Through March 31, couples who join Crate and Barrel's wedding registry can enter the contest by describing their own love story, three details of their dream wedding and their everyday ideal day.

Walmart to Open up to Forty Supercenters in Canada

Walmart Canada plans to open 35 to 40 Supercenters this year across the country, as well as a refrigerated distribution center to service these food-and-general merchandise stores.

The company said it will announce specific locations “over the coming weeks and months.”

The effort will bring the Walmart Canada store count up to approximately 325 stores by the end of 2010, including 124 “supercentres” and 201 discount stores, the company noted. The chain currently operates 317 units.

The refrigerated DC is planned for a fall opening in Balzac, Alberta; construction investment is pegged at $115 million. The company stressed that this DC will be “an estimated 60% more energy-efficient than Walmart's traditional refrigerated distribution centres.” New stores, meanwhile are about 30% more energy-efficient than previous models, Walmart said.

Target Bangalore unit now 'Steinhafel Center'

Target has renamed its main corporate office in Bangalore, India the Gregg W. Steinhafel Center, after the company's chairman, president and ceo.

“The renaming of this facility underscores Target's commitment to our operations in India and the efforts to further integrate our India and U.S.-based teams,” said Lalit Ahuja, president of Target India, which boasts a roster of 2,100.

Primarily a sourcing operation, the Bangalore-based unit was formerly known as C2; Target set up the business in 2005, the company said.

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