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Week of Mon, Apr 26th, 2010

Bi-Lo set to emerge from bankruptcy

Bi-Lo has received court approval of its reorganization plan and expects to emerge from bankruptcy in May.

Sam's Club store uses wind turbines for energy

A Sam's Club outlet in southern California is leveraging wind technology to help support the store's energy needs.

A&P tabs Kelly Ripa as 'Lower Price' spokeswoman

A&P has enlisted talk show celebrity Kelly Ripa to pitch its new Lower Price Project price-cutting program to consumers.

Safeway sales up, profit down in 1Q

Safeway Inc. posted an uptick in revenue for its fiscal 2010 first quarter but saw earnings decline and fall short of Wall Street's forecast.

Costco pharmacy exec receives honors

Charles Burnett, senior vice president of pharmacy at Costco Wholesale Corp., has been recognized for lifetime achievement by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS).

Asda makes 'price guarantee'

Saying it has "fired the final shot in the supermarket price wars," Asda has launched an online lowest-price program in which the retailer vows to beat competitors' prices.

Winn-Dixie implements pharmacy language service

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. has introduced WD RxConnect Translate, a language translation service, at select in-store pharmacies across its Southeast market area.

Walmart reportedly eyeing New York City sites

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking at potential store sites in New York City, according to published reports.

Big Lots kicks off Lots2Give initiative

Big Lots has launched its 2010 Lots2Give program to support education, this year increasing both the number of schools selected to participate as well as the contest prize amount.

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