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Week of Mon, Nov 24th, 2014

Report: Walmart's chief merchant to leave

Walmart chief merchandising officer Duncan Mac Naughton plans to leave the company, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Drug chains make list of socially savvy retailers

Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid and Good Neighbor Pharmacy are among the top 50 retailers in terms of social media influence according to a list created by Lithium Technologies, a provider of software to help companies connect with their customers.

NACDS part of coalition seeking cybersecurity legislation

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores participated in a coalition of retail groups calling on Congress to develop legislation for prompt notification of sensitive data breaches.

Health Mart 'town hall' events to focus on Star Ratings

Health Mart plans to host its second series of town hall meetings, “Pharmacy Quality Measures: Action Steps for Improvement,” in 108 cities nationwide through early 2015.

Consumers upbeat as holiday season approaches

With the nation’s economy growing at a solid pace and gasoline prices declining, there is growing sentiment among economists that consumer spending is going to pick up momentum.

Rite Aid ups ante in health care arena

A flurry of moves this month by Rite Aid Corp. further its growth as a retail health care company.