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2015

Food retailers realize it’s all about execution

When the supermarket industry is under discussion it is often said that, going forward, the winners will be such high-end grocers as Whole Foods and Mariano’s and their competitors at the opposite end of the price spectrum, low-price chains like Aldi and Save-A-Lot. When the supermarket industry is under discussion it is often said that,

Target retreat is talk of industry

The retailing news continues to stun. Now comes word that Target intends to leave Canada, dispose of its 133 stores in that country and accept a loss of at least $5 billion in the fourth quarter. The retailing news continues to stun. Now comes word that Target intends to leave Canada, dispose of its 133

Pharmacy wins support in its quest to do more

In this era of health care reform, the stock of community pharmacy and the professionals who comprise it is rising. In this era of health care reform, the stock of community pharmacy and the professionals who comprise it is rising. Every day more and more policy makers and payers in the private sector are coming

Personnel choices loom large

As the new year dawns, mass retailing is facing several questions critical to its future, questions turning on personnel or, more specifically, who will fill key positions going forward. As the new year dawns, mass retailing is facing several questions critical to its future, questions turning on personnel or, more specifically, who will fill key

Pessina the key to making the new Walgreens work

When Walgreen Co. shareholders late last month gave their overwhelming approval to the acquisition of the 55% of Alliance Boots GmbH that the company did not already own, they formally ushered in a new era. When Walgreen Co. shareholders late last month gave their overwhelming approval to the acquisition of the 55% of Alliance Boots

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