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Issue 09-02-2013

Made in America

ORLANDO, Fla. — Walmart hosted its first two-day U.S. Manufacturing Summit here, bringing together nearly 1,500 retailers, suppliers and government officials in a bid to facilitate the creation of new factory jobs in the United States. Walmart hosted its first two-day U.S. Manufacturing Summit here, bringing together nearly 1,500 retailers, suppliers and government officials in

TSE caps transition for NACDS

LAS VEGAS — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, launched a new chapter in its history with its inaugural Total Store Expo. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores, which celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, launched a new chapter in its history with its inaugural Total

Gourlay is moving to Walgreens

DEERFIELD, Ill. — The naming of Alex Gourlay as Walgreen Co.’s president of customer experience and daily living continues to cement the chain’s relationship with Alliance Boots GmbH. The naming of Alex Gourlay as Walgreen Co.’s president of customer experience and daily living continues to cement the chain’s relationship with Alliance Boots GmbH. Gourlay, who

Target, Metro team up for Quebec pharmacies

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Target Corp. will operate pharmacies at Quebec stores in partnership with McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc. a subsidiary of Metro Inc. Target Corp. will operate pharmacies at Quebec stores in partnership with McMahon Distributeur pharmaceutique Inc. a subsidiary of Metro Inc. The joint venture with McMahon’s Brunet franchise will provide pharmacies in the

Gonthier named CEO, president at 99¢ Only

CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif. — Former Dollarama Inc. executive Stéphane Gonthier has been named president and chief executive officer at 99¢ Only Stores. He will also serve as a member of the company’s board of directors. Former Dollarama Inc. executive Stéphane Gonthier has been named president and chief executive officer at 99¢ Only Stores. He

BI-LO, Winn-Dixie freeze prices

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holdings has instituted a 10-week price freeze on hundreds of items at its BI-LO and Winn-Dixie chains. Bi-Lo Holdings has instituted a 10-week price freeze on hundreds of items at its BI-LO and Winn-Dixie chains. "We are working hard to provide our customers the products they want at prices they can

Low prices no longer enough

The debate surrounding the customer’s preferred shopping venue — in-store or online — rages unchecked, amid theories and largely unsupported evidence favoring one or the other. The debate surrounding the customer’s preferred shopping venue — in-store or online — rages unchecked, amid theories and largely unsupported evidence favoring one or the other. Now come the

Total Store Expo shows great promise in debut

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ inaugural Total Store Expo, which took place last month in Las Vegas, was a solid success, despite the occasion bumps in the road that inevitably accompany a first attempt at any undertaking of this scale. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ inaugural Total Store Expo, which took