FINANCE

Walgreens January sales grow 3.7%

BY Dan Berthiaume

Deerfield Park, Ill. – Walgreens had January 2014 sales of $6.39 billion, an increase of 3.7% from $6.17 billion for the same month in fiscal 2013. Same-store sales grew 2.9%.

Calendar day shifts negatively impacted total comparable sales by 0.3 percentage point, while generic drug introductions in the last 12 months negatively impacted total comparable sales by 0.9 percentage point. Walgreens opened 12 stores during January, including three relocations, and closed three.

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OPERATIONS

Home Depot Canada to hire 6,300 spring employees

BY Dan Berthiaume

Toronto – The Home Depot Canada is currently hiring 6,300 associates across all 180 locations to support its spring season. The company is hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal positions, such as sales associates, cashiers, design professionals, department supervisors and night operators.

Job opportunities are available on a market-by-market basis and are based on individual store needs.

Starting Feb. 5, The Home Depot Canada has 500 career events scheduled across Canada. In addition, The Home Depot Canada will host its very first National Hiring Day on Feb. 12, at all Home Depot Canada locations. Potential candidates are invited to walk-in to any Home Depot store across Canada to learn more about available employment opportunities.

"The Home Depot Canada lives by its core values, including taking care of its people," said Kim Forgues, VP, human resources, communications and sustainability, The Home Depot Canada. "That’s why we continue to invest in our 28,000 associates across the country. We want to ensure our customers continue to receive the value they deserve, while being provided with first class customer service."

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Men’s Wearhouse offers international shipping for online customers

BY Dan Berthiaume

Fremont, Calif. – Customers in the U.S. and around the world can now shop on the Men’s Wearhouse e-commerce site and ship directly to themselves or friends and family in more than 100 countries. Men’s Wearhouse says it introduced international shipping in response to customer requests to do so.

"We have customers around the world that trust us as their menswear fashion expert but the only way they could shop with us was if they were based in the USA," said Susan Neal, executive VP at Men’s Wearhouse. "Now with our International shipping option, our customers will be able to shop and ship to over 100 countries anytime and anywhere that is convenient for them. We are thrilled to offer this service and to introduce Men’s Wearhouse to customers around the world."

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