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2017

Target’s new look

RICHMOND, Texas — Target Corp. opened its first “next generation” store in this Houston suburb, featuring a new design aimed at creating a faster, easier experience for the quick-trip shopper while encouraging those not in a hurry to linger in the aisles. The 124,000-square-foot prototype has separate entrances for each. Those in a rush will

Free Rx delivery launched by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Getting prescriptions from CVS Pharmacy is about to get easier and more convenient. The retail chain recently announced that it plans to begin next-day delivery of prescriptions to patients nationwide starting early next year. Along with bringing medications directly to patients’ doorsteps, CVS Pharmacy announced it will begin offering same-day delivery of

Loblaw ups game in-store, online

BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. announced that it plans to close 22 unprofitable stores, adding that it will begin rolling out an internet-based home-delivery service starting in December. The announcements come almost a month after the company said it was cutting approximately 500 corporate and store support positions. Loblaw declined to release a list of

Hy-Vee invests to stay current

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Hy-Vee Inc. said it has allocated one of its largest construction budgets to date to finance store upgrades and facility expansions necessitated by the changing lifestyles of its customers. “We’ve studied customer habits and lifestyles and know that fewer people are cooking meals at home than ever before,” said Randy

FedEx joins forces with Walgreens

MEMPHIS — FedEx Corp. and Walgreens are teaming up to offer a package pickup and drop-off service. Under the agreement between the two companies, customers will be able to ship and receive FedEx packages in more than 7,500 Walgreens stores across the U.S. FedEx and Walgreens first revealed the partnership 10 months ago. Now with

New course charted by retailers

New course charted by retailers

The shuttering of brick-and-mortar stores and the continued explosive growth of e-commerce have led to an ongoing series of news articles suggesting that hard times are ahead for the retail industry. One of the latest appeared in Bloomberg earlier this month under the headline “America’s ‘Retail Apocalpse’ is Really Just Beginning.” The article argues that

Ashworth moves up at Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) has promoted Richard Ashworth to president of operations at Walgreens, a newly created position, the company announced last month. Ashworth has been with the company more than 25 years, most recently serving as president of pharmacy and retail operations. Now, with the promotion, Ashworth takes on additional

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