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American Apparel exec departs company

BY Staff Writer

New York City — Multiple reports on Wednesday said that American Apparel’s head of business development Marty Staff has abruptly quit the company.

A report in the New York Post said that Staff had a falling out with the company’s CEO Dov Charney.

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Winn-Dixie launches smartphone app

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Jacksonville, Fla. — Winn-Dixie Stores said Thursday it has launched a smartphone application that will help customers manage prescriptions and locate the nearest Winn-Dixie Pharmacy with their iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones.

“Using the new app will help guests view and reorder prescriptions, receive alerts when their prescription is ready, set reminders to take their medications and remind them of dosage, and even remind them to schedule a doctor’s appointment,” said Mary Kellmanson, Winn-Dixie group VP marketing.

The new app and its mobile website, https://m.winndixierx.com, operate on a secure network created by San Francisco-based mscripts. It supports interactive SMS messaging, email, push notifications and mobile calendar integration, and allows Winn-Dixie guests the ability to track refill status, as well as manage doctor and other key health information.

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FINANCE

O’Reilly Automotive profits rise 27% in Q3

BY Staff Writer

Springfield, Mo. — O’Reilly Automotive reported Thursday that net income for the third quarter rose 27% to $148 million, compared with $117 million in the year-ago period.

Sales increased 8% to $1.54 billion from $1.43 billion. Same-store sales rose 4.8%.

During the quarter, the company opened 50 new stores, bringing its store count to 3,707 in 39 states.

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