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Walgreens, Chicago

BY CSA STAFF

Walgreens’ new Chicago flagship, in the historic Noel State Bank building, preserves the architectural integrity of the space while adding contemporary accents. The store features an extensive collection of innovative offerings, products and services.

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Walmart workers protest, make no dent in Black Friday sales

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bentonville, Ark. — As holiday shoppers prepared to battle crowds on Thanksgiving weekend, Wal-Mart workers and supports geared up to protest at stores nationwide, openly criticizing the retailers’ wages, benefits and treatment of employees.

Nine people were arrested in Paramount, Calif., including three Walmart employees, for blocking a busy street. About 1,000 people protested there.

In Lakewood, Colo., according to multiple reports, dozens of protestors picketed without any incidents. There was little sign that the union-backed OUR Walmart group’s expected 1,000 protests actually took place. Wal-Mart said that approximately 50 employees participated in protests on Thursday and even fewer took part on Friday.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said that it was the best Black Friday the retailer has had.

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J.C. Penney sourcing executive suddenly departs

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Plano, Texas — A Friday report by Business Insider said that Ken Mangone, executive VP product development, design and sourcing for J.C. Penney Co., has abruptly resigned the company.

Mangone has been with the retailer since 1977 and is credited with helping to establish J.C. Penney’s private brands.

“We can confirm that Ken Mangone is no longer with the company,” a J.C. Penney spokesman told Business Insider. “We wish Ken continued success and thank him for his years of service….”

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