Winn-Dixie Sends Portable Pharmacies to Louisiana
Jacksonville, Fla., According to the Jacksonville Business Journal, Winn-Dixie has transformed two mobile homes into portable pharmacies that are now headed to damaged store locations in New Orleans and Slidell, La.
Equipped with computers that can access insurance records, the makeshift stores include many of the same services as a normal Winn-Dixie pharmacy, allowing the company to simultaneously serve the devastated population while gaining a market share.
Once the stores are rebuilt, the portable pharmacies will be used for other hurricane-damaged locations.
Fitch Upgrades J.C. Penney
New York City, Good news for J.C. Penney: Fitch Ratings raised its rating of Penney’s senior unsecured debt to “BBB-,” from “BB-plus.” The new rating is the lowest investment grade rank. “The upgrade also reflects the expectation that [J.C.] Penney will make continued progress with its turnaround over the medium term while further reducing debt levels,” Fitch said.
Playboy Enterprises Opens Overseas Boutiques
New York City, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur will both have freestanding Playboy Concept Boutiques by the end of this year. These will be the fourth and fifth locations for the concept, selling full collections of Playboy fashion and accessories.
The openings will leverage Playboy’s expansion at retail in specialty stores and department stores in the United States, Asia and Europe. Among the stores currently carrying Playboy items are Henri Bendel in New York, Selfridges in London, Colette in Paris and Seibu in Hong Kong.