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Week of Mon, Sep 26th, 2011

Private equity firms close BJ's takeover

The buyout of BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. has been completed by units of private equity firms Leonard Green & Partners (LGP) and CVC Capital Partners.

Supermarket pharmacies to see boost from generics

Supermarket chains with sizable pharmacy operations will see their gross profits edge up next year as brand-name drugs lose patent protection and higher-margin generic versions of those medications hit the market, according to a report from Moody's Investors Service.

Sam's Club plans free women's health screenings

Sam's Club next week is offering free women's health checkups in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Family Dollar names Bloom president, COO

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has appointed Mike Bloom president and chief operating officer, replacing R. James Kelly, who is retiring.

Safeway creates new position: chief medical officer

Safeway Inc. has named Dr. Kent Bradley as chief medical officer, a newly created position.