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Week of Mon, Dec 31st, 2012

CACDS names Carpenter as CEO

Denise Carpenter has joined the Canadian Association of Chain Drug Stores (CACDS) as president and chief executive officer.

Sam's Club serves up series of free health tests

To help consumers kick off the new year on a healthful note, Sam's Club is offering five free health screenings.

December comp-store sales decrease at Walgreens

Comparable-store sales at Walgreen Co. remained on the downside in December, as calendar day shifts and introductions of lower-price generic drugs impacted results.

Fred's eyes pharmacy growth in 2013

Discount general merchandise chain Fred's Inc. is looking to its pharmacy to help spur business in the new year.

Sales at Rite Aid decline in December

Despite solid script count growth, Rite Aid Corp. reported declined same-store sales for December.

CVS Caremark: Social networking can help adherence

New research sponsored by CVS Caremark Corp. finds that practical social support, including through online social media, is associated with improved medication adherence.

Longtime Safeway CEO Burd to retire

Steve Burd, chairman and chief executive officer of Safeway Inc., plans to retire as CEO and a board director in May.

Rite Aid wraps up RA50 with savings promos

Rite Aid Corp. plans series of customer savings promotions to culminate RA50, its 50th anniversary campaign begun last September.

Walgreens stores to hold 'Night at the W'

Next week, all Walgreens stores will host "Night at the W" to celebrate the drug chain's involvement in the People's Choice Awards.

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