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Week of Mon, Jul 5th, 2010

A&P adds free refills on Rx prenatal and childrenís vitamins

A&P is offering free vitamins as a special promotion to members of its Live Better! Wellness Club.

June sales fall short of Wall Streetís hopes

Tepid sales growth in June among mass market retailers disappointed analysts as consumers appeared to pull back on more discretionary purchases. More affluent shoppers, however, appeared to be in a more free-spending mood that benefited department stores.

Kroger names new president of Dillon Food Stores unit

Kroger Co. has tapped company veteran Joe Grieshaber to serve as president of its Dillon Food Stores division, which operates 91 supermarkets in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

Winn-Dixie extends fuelperks rewards program

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. has extended its fuel savings reward program to shoppers using its new Customer Reward Card (CRC) in Louisiana.

Family Dollar profit up, shares down on outlook

Family Dollar Stores Inc. reported a 19% increase in third-quarter net profit and beat analysts’ estimates, but management’s cautious outlook for the fourth quarter and fiscal year triggered an 8% drop in the retailer’s share price in early trading on Wednesday.

Sam's tests online small business loans

Sam's Club said it is testing an online pilot program that would make loans of $5,000 to $25,000 available to those qualifying members.

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