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Cosi announces new CEO

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Deerfield, Ill. — Cosi announced the appointment of Carin L. Stutz as the company’s new CEO and president beginning Jan.1. She also will join the Cosi board of directors.

Stutz, 55, joins Cosi from Brinker International, where she was president of global business development, leading all aspects of franchise development and operations for 240 Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants around the globe.

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Morrisons taps Galleria Retail to automate merchandising processes

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Chicago — Galleria Retail Technology Solutions, a provider of retail and category optimization solutions, announced that Morrisons, the United Kingdom’s fourth largest food retailer, will utilize its complete product suite to automate its merchandising strategy.

A Galleria customer since 2008, Morrisons will continue to use Galleria’s customer-centric merchandising dolution and will also implement the supplier’s Intelligent Store Optimization, Behavioural Cluster Planning, Store Operations Workbench and Galleria Foundation Services in more than 400 stores across the United Kingdom.

“With more than 11.5 million shoppers each week, our goal is to optimize our selling space in every store and ensure that we have an appropriate assortment to meet our individual customer needs” said Andrew Plews, head of trading systems development controller at Morrisons, which operates more than 470 supermarkets. “Galleria offers us a complete, single-source solution to automate our merchandising processes across both macro- and micro-space planning in support of our objectives.”

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Pharmacists ranked in top three in Gallup’s annual Honest and Ethics survey

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Alexandria, Va. – The results of Gallup’s annual Honesty and Ethics survey reveal that pharmacists have ranked in the top three for the ninth consecutive year. In this year’s survey, pharmacists ranked second to nurses and ahead of doctors, moving up one place from last year’s survey. Among respondents, 73% rated the honesty and ethical standards of pharmacists as “very high” or “high.”

The survey measures the public’s trust of professionals across diverse disciplines, including but not limited to health care.

“The Gallup survey reflects the unsurpassed value of community pharmacy in improving patient health and reducing healthcare costs across the board,” said National Association of Chain Drug Stores president and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE. “As the face of neighborhood healthcare, pharmacists are accessible healthcare providers, with nearly all Americans living within five miles of a community pharmacy.”

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