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Week of Mon, Nov 23rd, 2009

Rite Aid trumpets savings message for holidays

With many consumers putting extra emphasis on finding holiday deals this year, Rite Aid Corp. is offering a gift guide to aid customers as well as a gift certificate program to spur purchases.

NACDS lauds FDA's efforts vs. 'rogue' Internet pharmacies

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has expressed support for the Food and Drug Administration's recent initiatives to crack down on "rogue" pharmacy web sites.

'Cork' Walgreen, two Walgreens directors to retire

Charles R. "Cork" Walgreen III, grandson of Walgreen Co.’s founder, plans to step down from the company's board early next year, along with longstanding directors Cordell Reed and Marilou von Ferstel.

Fred's store remodeling plan to spotlight pharmacy

Fred's Inc. aims to make pharmacy a centerpiece of its stores under a major rebranding and remodeling program.

First MinuteClinic in Washington D.C. opens doors

MinuteClinic, the retail health clinic arm of CVS Caremark Corp., has opened its first clinic in Washington, D.C.

New HR, corporate affairs execs hired by Walgreens

Kathleen Wilson-Thompson has been named senior vice president and chief human resources officer at Walgreen Co., and Charles Greener has been appointed vice president of corporate affairs and communications, a newly created position at the retailer.

Walgreens goes live with enhanced web site

Walgreen Co. has launched a redesigned web site that the drug chain said provides new healthy living and product resources plus time-saving pharmacy and shopping tools and services.

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