The Clinic at Walmart opens in Florida
Rockledge, Fla. The Clinic at Walmart, operated by Wuesthoff Health System, has begun a series of openings in Florida.
Its first location, which opened in December in the Walmart Supermarket in Merritt Island, marks the first of five clinics to be owned and operated by Wuestoff Health Systems.
Four additional clinics are scheduled to open in Walmart Supercenters in Cocoa in March, Palm Bay in October, Melbourne in December and Titusville in April 2011.
The walk-in clinics will treat acute ailments and funnel patients to the health system’s two hospitals in Melbourne and Rockledge.
Coldwater Creek closing downtown Seattle store
New York City Coldwater Creek is closing its downtown Seattle store after 10 years to focus more on stores in suburban markets, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported.
The lease for the store has expired and the company will close the store Jan. 30.
Since the store opened, Coldwater Creek has changed its business model to focus on growth in suburban markets with smaller stores, the report said.
The Sandpoint, Idaho-based company will continue to operate its Seattle-area stores at Bellevue Square, Lynnwood’s Alderwood Mall and Tacoma Mall, as well as stores in Kent and Gig Harbor.
Lowe’s card offers points to small business customers
Las Vegas Mooresville, N.C.-based Lowe’s Cos. teamed with American Express Open to launch the Lowe’s Business Rewards Card.
The key feature of the new payment product is the ability to offer small business customers reward points. It’s the first rewards program for Lowe’s small business credit customers.
In a prepared statement, Lowe’s president and COO Larry Stone said the Rewards Card “offers convenience and rewards at a time when business owners need it most.”
The breakdown of the points follows a simple plan: one point for every dollar spent on the card; double points for dollars spent at Lowe’s; and triple points for dollars spent on restaurant purchases, office supplies and wireless bills.
The announcement of the new card was made during the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.