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Week of Mon, Aug 9th, 2010

Walgreens rolls out DR Delish snacks, beverages

Walgreen Co. is now rolling out Duane Reade's DR Delish private brand line of premium snacks and beverages in stores nationwide.

Duane Reade CEO to head foodservice distributor

John Lederer, chairman and chief executive officer of Duane Reade, next month is slated to join U.S. Foodservice as president and CEO.

Kerr Drug recommends back-to-school health kit

With the back-to-school season getting under way, Kerr Drug is advising parents to prepare a kit to safeguard the health of their children and other students.

NACDS answers criticism of prescription information

Responding to a critical report, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores highlighted the work of pharmacy and consumer groups to collaborate with the government to devise a "one-document solution" for prescription drug information provided to patients.

Bartell begins school supplies drive

Bartell Drugs has kicked off its annual "School Tools for Kids in Need" program to collect school supplies for financially disadvantaged students.

Walgreens launches 'food oases' in Chicago

Walgreen Co. is unveiling its new expanded food selection at 10 stores in several Chicago communities identified as "food deserts," or areas that lack access to basic foods necessary to maintain a healthy diet.

Supervalu serves up shingles vaccines

Supervalu Inc. has begun offering vaccinations for shingles at its more than 800 food and drug combination stores nationwide.

House gives nod for enhanced Medicaid funding

The House of Representatives has approved an extension of the increased federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), which provides enhanced funding to state Medicaid programs, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores reported.

Rite Aid to issue new debt, refinance credit

Rite Aid Corp. plans a $650 million debt offering and a new revolving credit facility to replace its current $1.175 billion revolver.