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November 22, 2013

Walgreens is opening a new joint store with Johns Hopkins Medicine adjacent to the medical school’s campus in Baltimore.

June 27, 2013

Walgreen’s is planning to build a new store on the East Baltimore medical campus of Johns Hopkins University.

October 29, 2012

According to Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan, the Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose to 82.6 in October, the highest level since September 2007.

August 22, 2012

Greenway Medical Technologies Inc. has entered into a deal with Walgreen Co. whereby the drug store chain will use Greenway’s electronic health records in all of its stores.

August 2, 2012

Office Max Inc. reported net income of $10.7 million for the second quarter, besting Wall Street predictions and representing a strong turnaround from last year’s $3 million loss stemming from store closures and severance expenses.

June 21, 2012

Compared with most other industries, retail companies face shorter time horizons and tighter metrics. The pressure to perform is great, which perhaps explains why many retail firms are having trouble holding onto their top executives.

For example, one major U.S. retailer recently suffered the departures of a senior marketing executive, a division president and another executive VP, all within the space of a few months. One of those executives had lasted only five months, while another had a tenure of less than two years.

April 26, 2012

Survey results released by WorkInRetail.com found that about one-third (32%) of retail hiring managers use social networking sites to research job candidates.

February 16, 2012

Research results released by mobile and social merchandising solution-provider Zmags found that less than one-third of the top 100 Internet retailers are prepared for tablet shopping.

January 23, 2012

Descartes Systems Group, a provider in logistics technology, acquired GeoMicro, a California-based provider of advanced geographic information systems (GIS) and commercial turn-by-turn navigation.

November 7, 2011

Williams-Sonoma announced today that it has acquired Rejuvenation Inc., a manufacturer and retailer of authentic reproduction lighting and house parts, such as doors and cabinet hardware.

August 18, 2011

A survey released Thursday by the National Retail Federation found that nearly one third of tablet owners will use the device to purchase back-to-school items.

June 16, 2011

A poll from the Society of Human Resource Management, released Thursday, showed that the number of U.S. organizations with a formal succession plan in place decreased during the past five years from 29% in 2006 to 23% in 2011.

June 9, 2011

FM Facility Maintenance, a leading provider of facility management for clients with multisite restaurant and retail locations, announced that it has acquired the assets and certain liabilities of US Signs.

May 3, 2011

Chain Store Age will present a Webinar – “Facilities Dollars and Sense: Unlocking Substantial Maintenance and Repair Savings by Controlling All Components of Cost” -- on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at 2 p.m (EST).

April 29, 2011

In case you missed it because you were too busy putting away the noisemakers or watching college football, the first day of 2011 was not just another New Year’s Day. It was a significant generational milestone: The first members of the Baby Boom generation turned 65.

January 13, 2011

Supervalu on Thursday announced the expansion of its exclusive in-store nutritional navigation program, "nutrition iQ," to include the fresh food departments and more robust nutrition information for the center store.

September 26, 2010

AccessVia announced that Sprouts Farmers Market is rolling out Web dSignShop version 8....

March 22, 2010

Twenty-three Kroger stores in central Kentucky will start testing a new health and wellness program,...

January 19, 2010

Sunflower Farmers Market has launched a nutrition label program, a microsite and new Web site....

September 30, 2009

For every reason not to locate in an urban/downtown project, there are at least...

January 26, 2009

Michaels Stores has reached an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services to co-source various functions, initially...

October 31, 2008

Advance planning isn’t restricted only to merchandise buyers thinking ahead to the holiday season....

August 31, 2008

The Green4Retail (G4R) conference session “Tips for Going Green” offered valuable insights into the...

July 9, 2008

The United Fresh Produce Association, which represents farmers, grocers and restaurant chains, spent $206,600 lobbying...

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