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Boston Retail Offers ecoExtrusions, 100% PVC-Free

BY CSA STAFF

Medford, Mass. – 100% ecoRigid PVC-Free Custom Extrusions are Boston Retail’s latest edition to the ecoSeries family of impact-protection products. All shapes, sizes and colors are extruded from PolyBostylene, a unique blend of thermoplastic monomers free of both chlorine and bromine hazardous chemicals. Promote a healthy environment and use ecoExtrusions on refrigeration and merchandising units, sign holders, ticket strips and more. Manufactured in the United States, they are UL-94 HB Fire Rated, RoHS-compliant and 100% sustainable. Solutions for the retail environment include modular power/voice/data systems, fixture and wall protection, eco-friendly products, merchandising displays and decorative raceways.
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Walgreen’s 4Q Drops

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CHICAGO One of the nation’s biggest drug store chain operators announced that its fourth-quarter profit dropped nearly 4%, according to Monday’s reports.

Walgreens explained that because of lower reimbursements for popular generic drugs and increased store and staff costs, their net income tumbled.

According to the company’s earnings report, total expenses increased by more than 11% to $12.8 billion, which chairman Jeffrey Rein said was out of line with reimbursements the company received. Prescription sales accounted for nearly two-thirds of the company’s business.

“Managing both expenses and lower reimbursements on some generic drugs is my top priority,” he said in a company release. “We’re going to fix this, and at the same time continue our aggressive growth plan.”

While company’s revenues rose more than 10% to $13.4 billion from $12.2 billion, its net income slipped to $396.5 million, compared to $412.3 million earnings at the same time last year. 

For the year, the company said that its earnings increased by to $2.04 billion ($2.03 per share), compared with $1.75 billion ($1.72 per share).

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Jonathan Adler creates giftware line for B&N

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NEW YORK Barnes & Noble is teaming up with ceramist Jonathan Adler for a new collection this fall.

According to reports, the line will launch in 400 stores on Oct. 20, and will include items such as an umbrella, mug and a vase made exclusively for Barnes & Noble. The collection will range in price from $5.95 and $29.95.

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