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Target hits Canada

About two years after announcing that it would expand into Canada, and about a month after it began holding soft openings for 24 stores in Ontario, Target Corp. officially introduced itself to Canadian consumers with grand opening ceremonies at its outlets here.

J.C. Penney severs ties with Johnson

J.C. Penney Co. has dismissed chief executive officer Ron Johnson and appointed his predecessor, Myron Ullman, as his replacement.

Walgreens is active on many fronts

As it continues to redefine the role of the American drug store, Walgreen Co. has been busy in recent weeks, expanding the scope of the health services it provides and adding to its roster of flagship stores.

J&J’s Pappas surveys the retailing scene

Caitlin Pappas, vice president of U.S. sales for Johnson & Johnson (J&J), is particularly enamored of retailing and retailers, so much so that she spends about half of her working life meeting with retail executives and visiting stores.

Supervalu starts to ‘rebuild our business’

Supervalu Inc. has announced layoffs and management changes in the wake of its $3.3 billion sale of five chains to Cerberus Capital Management LP.

Tesco’s Clarke on global retail

The international retail landscape is being transformed by a “new age of global connectivity,” according to Philip Clarke, chief executive officer of Tesco PLC.

Industry giant Sam Skaggs dies at 89

L.S. (Sam) Skaggs, who helped pioneer the food/drug combo format in the late 1960s, died last month at his home here. He was 89.

The chairman of Bashas’ dies

The oldest son of Bashas’ Supermarkets chairman Eddie Basha Jr. says the family-owned chain plans to continue to operate independently after his father’s death.