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Six pharmacy retailers recognized for diversity business opportunities


SOUTHPORT, Conn. — Walmart ranked No. 1 out of six retail pharmacy operators who were identified as part of the “Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities" by last week. Other pharmacy retailers on the list included, in order, Kroger, Supervalu, Target, Walgreens and Ahold USA.

“The diversity practices of the Div50 has changed the course of economic inclusion and thereby the world as we know it,” stated Kenton Clarke, CEO of The 12th annual list was produced by, a multicultural B2B online website. More than 1.2 million diversity-owned businesses (women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Asians, Native American and other multicultural groups) were asked to answer 10 questions about diversity business in the marketplace. Their answers were based on such factors as volume, consistency and quality business opportunities granted to women and minority-owned companies.

The winning companies will be honored during a special awards ceremony at’s 12th Annual Multicultural Business Conference, taking place April 25 to April 27, 2012, at the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn.

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