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September 19, 2011

CVS Caremark announced it has raised $1 million for Children's Hospital Boston to help children with disabilities.

September 19, 2011

Procter & Gamble and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have launched their annual campaign that emphasizes early detection in beating breast cancer.

September 16, 2011

Katz Group Canada, Canada’s largest integrated pharmacy network with more than 1,800 chain, franchise and independent pharmacies, has announced the retirement of industry veteran Andy Giancamilli as CEO, effective Feb. 2, 2012.

September 15, 2011

Seattle-based regional retail pharmacy Bartell Drugs has replaced its in-store photo processing lab systems with Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange, Kodak said.

September 15, 2011

Procter & Gamble's Duracell brand announced a joint venture with wireless charger company Powermat.

September 15, 2011

Kmart is launching a scholarship fund as part of its recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

September 15, 2011

Safeway and Wegmans ranked highest across all customer service elements, according to a survey by Empathica.

September 14, 2011

Wal-Mart Stores on Wednesday launched initiatives intended to help women around the globe in the next five years.

September 13, 2011

Ahold USA has appointed a former Walmart executive to head its Landover, Md.-based Giant Food division, the supermarket operator said Tuesday.

September 13, 2011

CVS Caremark has partnered with Direct Relief USA to offer up to $6 million in free flu shots to community clinic and health center patients who are uninsured, the company announced on Tuesday.

September 12, 2011

Supervalu's Jewel-Osco chain announced that it will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with its fourth annual VIP reception to honor the culture and significant achievements of the Hispanic community.

September 12, 2011

The new Walmart Express concept is a further downsizing of Walmart’s supercenter and Neighborhood Market format, 
recently rebranded as Walmart Mart.

September 8, 2011

Sears Holdings announced that former UPS executive Raj Penkar is joining the company as SVP and president of the company's supply chain.

September 8, 2011

Supervalu has expanded its offering to accept e-prescriptions for controlled substances at its banner pharmacies after meeting stringent regulatory requirements set by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

September 8, 2011

Walmart is gearing up to open a Neighborhood Market store this month in Midwest City, Okla.

September 7, 2011

Lumene, a beauty brand from Finland that came to the U.S. beauty market in 2003 through an exclusive deal with CVS/pharmacy, has announced that its new Sensitive Touch 5 Min SOS cream will be available at CVS/pharmacy in October.

September 6, 2011

Tom Thumb, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kroger, on Friday announced its purchase of seven convenience stores in the Memphis area currently operated by Schnuck Markets.

September 6, 2011

Kroger has announced the promotion of Joe Fey as president of the Quality Food Centers division.

September 6, 2011

Pfizer has completed its initial cash tender offer for all the shares of drug maker Icagen that it doesn't already own, Pfizer said Tuesday.

September 1, 2011

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust is helping to support the relief efforts for communities along the East Coast impacted by Hurricane Irene by donating $75,000 to the American Red Cross and distributing supplies to local residents.

September 1, 2011

Country music star Ty Herndon and former NFL player Kevin Turner joined amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients Thursday evening at Fenway Park to celebrate the success of CVS/pharmacy’s annual in-store fundraising campaign to support the fight against ALS.

September 1, 2011

Jewel-Osco is looking to support Hunger Action Month by once again launching a campaign that will benefit multiple food banks in Illinois and Indiana.

September 1, 2011

Retail same-store sales held steady with a 4.9% gain in August as retailers reported mostly solid back-to-school results at the same time sales at department stores were hurt by the impact of Hurricane Irene and weaker spending plans by shoppers, Kantar Retail reported on Thursday.

September 1, 2011

Same-store sales at Rite Aid increased by 2.5% for the month of August compared with August 2010, the retail pharmacy chain said Thursday.

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