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Week of Mon, Apr 18th, 2011

Study: Consumers' retail pharmacy preference clear

Consumers continue to favor chain drug stores over other retail pharmacy outlets as the place to fill their prescriptions, a new report from the IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics shows.

Weis posts profit, same-store sales gains

Weis Markets Inc. reported an increase in its first-quarter earnings and comparable-store sales.

Walmart Canada donates $1M for pharmacy center

Walmart Canada has made a $1 million donation to the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy to create the Walmart Canada International Pharmacy Education Centre.

Kroger, Albertson's join diabetes prevention alliance

Kroger Co. and Albertson's LLC have joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, which will give their shoppers expanded access to community-based programs that can help them detect and better manage the disease.

Family Dollar names real estate exec

Brad Rogers has been appointed vice president of real estate development at Family Dollar Stores Inc.

Walmart to acquire social media firm

Walmart plans to buy Kosmix, a social media company focused on e-commerce.