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Walgreens opens joint store with Johns Hopkins

BY Dan Berthiaume

Deerfield Park, Ill. – Walgreens is opening a new joint store with Johns Hopkins Medicine adjacent to the medical school’s campus in Baltimore. The new Walgreens “Well Experience” store offers a normal Walgreens product assortment, as well as health services including student health services, a healthcare clinic, and chronic disease education.

The healthcare clinic is staffed by board-certified nurse practitioners, marking the first Walgreens in-store retail clinic in the state of Maryland.

“This store is an ideal environment for our pharmacists and the Healthcare Clinic nurse practitioners to work with Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty to further innovate in health care while providing greater access to services for the community,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health and wellness. “We’re proud of the great work that’s being done through this unique collaboration that led to this store’s opening as a model of our partnership to help students, staff and area residents get, stay and live well.”

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Jos. A. Bank offers ‘Super Tuesday’ holiday promotion

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hampstead, Md. – Jos. A. Bank is attempting to get a jump on the many retailers starting their Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving by offering a “Super Tuesday” sale event on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The retailer will offer Black Friday prices on select “doorbuster” items in its 571 company-owned full-line stores nationwide.

In addition, these select doorbuster items will be offered online at Josbank.com beginning at 12:01 a.m. (EST) on November 26, 2013, and there will be other special one-day price discounts.

“In addition to our traditional Black Friday doorbusters event, this year we are pleased to offer an earlier exclusive doorbusters event on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving," said R. Neal Black, president and CEO of JoS. A. Bank Clothiers. "We feel that this event will provide our customers with more flexibility in their holiday shopping which is always one of our objectives, especially with the shorter number of shopping days this year.”

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Harley-Davidson debuts holiday pinboard

BY Dan Berthiaume

Milwaukee – Harley-Davidson is debuting a new Pinterest pinboard at Pinterest.com/harleydavidson. The pinboard features holiday gifts as well as 2014 bikes, custom items, and parts and accessories.

Starting Nov. 26 and running through Dec. 24, people can create their own pinboard with Harley-Davidson items. Harley-Davidson will pick nine weekly winners at the $25-$200 level and one $10,000 grand prize winner with no purchase necessary.

"Gift giving should fuel your holiday spirit, not drain it, so we want to help shoppers break out of their gift ruts and find something cool and unique for everyone on their list," said Karen Davidson, creative director, general merchandise, Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

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