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Couche-Tard Profit Up 35%

BY CSA STAFF

Toronto, Couche-Tard Inc. said profit in its second quarter ended Oct. 15 rose 35% on more profitable gasoline sales. Net income climbed to $74.7 million, from $55.5 million a year earlier. Sales for the three months rose 15% to $2.76 billion from $2.39 billion.

The company, which gets more than 60% of sales from gasoline, last month agreed to acquire 236 stations and stores in the United States from Shell Oil Co., giving it about 5,205 outlets in the United States and Canada.

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Target Rolls Out Discounted Generic Program

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Minneapolis, Target Stores announced on Monday that it will offer $4 generic prescription drugs at all 1,287 of its pharmacies, effective immediately. The move comes after Wal-Mart on Thursday rolled out its $4 generic Rx drug program to an 11 additional states and added 17 more prescriptions to the program.

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Osram Sylvania Adds to CAPSYLITE Family of Halogen Lamps

BY CSA STAFF

Danvers, Mass.-based Osram Sylvania has introduced a new addition to its CAPSYLITE family of halogen lamps.

The CAPSYLITE e-PRO offers:

  • Electronic. The innovative rocket-shaped circuit board enables the lamp to produce 35% more lumens and last 80% longer than a similar wattage halogen PAR lamp.
  • Energy Savings. Using a 35-watt lamp in place of a 50-watt lamp provides a 30% energy savings with nearly the same lumen output.
  • Environment. CAPSYLITE e-PRO lamps are lead-free, last longer and consume less energy than the halogen lamps they replace.
  • Eye-catching. Color temperature is 100 Kelvin (K) higher than similar wattage standard halogen lamps.
  • Compared to its predecessors, the CAPSYLITE e-PRO with a 30% increase in lumens per watt and superior beam control. The CAPSYLITE e-PRO also has a 4,500-hour lamp life, which is 80% longer than standard halogen PAR lamps.

    It is designed to highlight merchandise, and for floor, accent and display lighting. Its bright white light brings out colors and helps merchandise look its best.

    www.sylvania.com

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