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Family Dollar turns to Bloom

An executive leadership transition has positioned Family Dollar Stores Inc. for its next wave of growth.

Target’s Francis decides to move on

Target Corp.’s chief marketing officer position is vacant following the departure of Michael Francis, who left to become president of J.C. Penney Co.

Leadership change

Walmart announced on September 28 the promotion of the two most senior executives of Walmart Canada to new ­positions.

Comps improve at Walmart U.S.

Walmart’s flagship U.S. division has recorded three consecutive months of improved same-store sales.

99˘ Only Stores sold to investors

99¢ Only Stores has agreed to be acquired for about $1.6 billion by the private equity firm Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Pilla named chief exec at Shoppers Drug Mart

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. (SDM) has appointed Domenic Pilla to serve as president, chief executive officer and a director of the company, effective November 1.

Walgreens bolsters exec team

Walgreen Co. has added two executives to its pharmacy, health and wellness division’s leadership team.

Sofia Vergara, Kmart team up

Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of the hit TV comedy “Modern Family,” has launched a collection of apparel and accessories available exclusively at Kmart.

Wellness+ for Diabetes launched by Rite Aid

Rite Aid Corp. is launching a program that promises to provide information and special deals to people with diabetes.

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