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CVS promotes marketing chief to expanded strategy role

BY CSA STAFF

Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Caremark Corp. announced Tuesday that it has promoted chief marketing officer Helena Foulkes to an expanded role as chief healthcare strategy and marketing officer.

As chief marketing officer, Foulkes led the launch of CVS’s ExtraCare discount card and its Maintenance Choice program that allows Caremark beneficiaries to pick up 90-day prescriptions at CVS pharmacies or get them delivered through the mail.

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Aaron’s plans to create almost 1,000 jobs in U.S., Canada in 2011

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Atlanta — Aaron’s said Tuesday that it plans to create nearly 1,000 jobs in the United States and Canada this year. The lease-to-own retailer said it has added 50 workers so far this year and is on schedule to hire 500 more based on current store opening plans.

An additional 75 franchised stores is expected to create about 400 jobs.

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Costco head named one of the top CEOs by Barron’s

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NEW YORK — Costco Wholesale CEO Jim Sinegal has made the Barron’s magazine list of the top 30 CEOs.

Sinegal earned the 22nd spot on the list. The magazine pointed out his busy travel schedule, which takes him to most of Costco’s 582 stores every year, as well as a recent trip to Asia from which he arrived in Issaquah, Wash., at 8 a.m., showered and was in the office at 9 a.m.

The article can be accessed here.

Also on the list, at No. 28, was Abbott Labs CEO Miles White.

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