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Week of Mon, May 31st, 2010

Target to offer its cardholders an extra 5% off

This fall Target Corp. plans to give customers an additional 5% off at checkout every day when they pay with a Target REDcard credit or debit card at any Target store or on Target.com.

May brings good sales news for mass chains

Key mass market retailers turned in healthy same-store sales gains for May, though some leading drug store chains continued to see disappointing comparable sales results.

Whole Foods extends key distribution pact

Whole Foods Market Inc. and United Natural Foods Inc. have extended their primary distribution agreement an additional seven years.

Herring named Supervalu executive VP

Supervalu Inc. has appointed J. Andrew Herring as executive vice president of market and real estate development.

Costco pharmacies in Ontario to roll out health kiosks

Costco Wholesale Corp. plans to roll out health and wellness information kiosks in its pharmacies in Ontario using a solution from shopper marketing provider Aisle7.

More health clinics planned by Target

Target Corp. plans to open eight new Target Clinic locations in early September.

Winn-Dixie adds active yogurt to store-brand line

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. has introduced a new line of organic yogurts that appeals to consumers seeking products with added health benefits. 

Target to roll out Kindle in all stores

Target Corp. this weekend plans to roll out Amazon's Kindle electronic reader in stores nationwide.

Loblaw bolsters pharmacy service

Loblaw Cos. has extended pharmacy hours for several of its supermarket banners in Ontario and is implementing technology to speed the filling of prescriptions.

Family Dollar launches children's clothing line

Family Dollar has expanded its apparel offerings with the rollout of Kidgets, a value-priced clothing line for young children.

Costco gets top marks in chain store shopper poll

Costco Wholesale Corp. scored highest among chain store retailers in a shopper survey by Consumer Reports.

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