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Week of Mon, Jan 17th, 2011

Walmart, First Lady unveil major healthy food push

In tandem with First Lady Michelle Obama, Walmart has kicked off a major initiative to provide consumers with food choices that are both healthier and more affordable.

Target names president of Canadian operations

Target Corp. has appointed Tony Fisher as president of Target Canada, leading the discount store chain's foray north of the border.

Sears names food/pharmacy group president

Ex-Giant Food president Robin Michel has joined Sears Holdings Corp. as senior vice president and president of food and consumables and health and wellness.

Walmart in NYC: Small-business polls differ

Two recent polls give conflicting views about New Yorkers' desire for Walmart to set up shop in the city.

CVS nixes hiring of former Walmart exec, names retail leaders

Dropping plans to hire a former Walmart executive as CVS/pharmacy president, CVS Caremark Corp. is continuing its search for a new retail chief and has named Mike Bloom and Scott Baker to lead the retail business in the interim.