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Week of Mon, Nov 29th, 2010

Walmart veteran named CVS/pharmacy president

CVS Caremark Corp. has appointed Hank Mullany as president of CVS/pharmacy, taking over that role from president and chief operating officer Larry Merlo.

Shoppers Drug Mart event ramps up loyalty savings

This weekend, Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. plans to step up the savings for customers in its Shoppers Optimum loyalty card program.

Walgreens sees a rebound in same-store sales

Helped by calendar day shifts and solid pharmacy business, Walgreen Co. turned in a comparable-store sales gain in November after experiencing a decrease the previous month.

United Supermarkets serves up discounted flu shots

Food and drug retailer United Supermarkets this weekend plans to begin offering discounted flu shots in recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Same-store sales down at Rite Aid in November

Rite Aid Corp. saw same-store sales slip in November versus a year ago, as soft cold and flu-related business continued to affect results.

NACDS Foundation dinner raises $1.76 million

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation's 12th annual dinner generated contributions totaling $1.76 million.

BioScrip appoints new CFO

David Froesel has been named executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer at BioScrip Inc.

Drugstore.com calls Cyber Monday its 'biggest day ever'

Drugstore.com reported that Cyber Monday set a new one-day record for the company in terms of the number of customer orders.

London Drugs touts Bluetooth offerings with law change

Recently passed legislation on distracted driving in Alberta has London Drugs spotlighting its selection of Bluetooth devices to customers in the province.

Walgreens 90-Day At Retail yields savings for PBM

Walgreen Co. reported that clients of pharmacy benefit manager Navitus Health Solutions have saved $3.3 million in seven months through the Walgreens 90-Day At Retail prescription drug program.

NRF: Encouraging start for holiday retail sales

Shoppers turned out in greater numbers and had a higher average spend this Black Friday weekend versus a year ago, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Kroger, Safeway take part in UnitedHealth Part D program

The Kroger Co. and Safeway Inc. are participating in a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Part D program designed to lower members' out-of-pocket costs for prescription drugs.

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