The Bargain Shops names Dollar General exec as CEO
Toronto — Canadian discounter The Bargain Shops said Tuesday it has hired Beryl Jack Buley, former division president of Dollar General Corp., as its CEO.
The retailer said it is prepping for Target Corp.’s takeover of former Zellers stores across Canada in two years, which could shift some of Bargain Shop customers over to Target.
According to an Associated Press report, however, Buley said he is not worried about the impending competition from Target, saying that “enormous opportunity” remains in Canada.
Nurses in Walgreens’ Take Care Clinics in Illinois forming union
New York City — The Illinois Nurses Association announced Thursday it has agreed to represent the approximately 180 nurse practitioners who work in the Take Care Clinics in the Chicago area, Rockford and Peoria. Walgreens operates 45 Take Care Clinics in Illinois.
The nurses are concerned about a pay reduction, an increase in the cost of their health benefits and other issues.
The Illinois Nurses Association has filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to form a union of nurse practitioners working at the clinics.
Former Wal-Mart CEO to leave Goldman board
New York City — Investment bank Goldman Sachs announced that H. Lee Scott Jr., former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, will not stand for re-election at the annual meeting in May.
Scott has not been at Goldman for long. In 2010, Goldman tapped him to replace the former managing director of McKinsey & Company, Rajat K. Gupta, when he left the board.