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Kinney Drugs honors key business partners

Regional chain Kinney Drugs recognized key suppliers in announcing the winners of its 2009 Vendor Awards of Excellence.

Duane Reade to offer photo pickup via Snapfish

Duane Reade Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are enabling customers to order photos online through Hewlett-Packard's Snapfish by HP service and pick up their prints in the chains' retail stores.

CVS' MinuteClinic allies with Minnesota health network

CVS Caremark Corp.'s MinuteClinic in-store health clinic subsidiary and Allina Hospitals & Clinics of Minnesota and western Wisconsin have formed a partnership to enhance their health care services.

October same-store sales tail off at Rite Aid

With weak front-end business and near-flat pharmacy sales, Rite Aid Corp. saw same-store revenue dip in October.

Winn-Dixie rolls out prepaid health insurance cards

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is answering consumers' call for affordable health care while taking a novel approach to prepaid cards.

Van Howe is leaving Walgreens

Dave Van Howe is the latest executive to part ways with Walgreen Co. The vice president of purchasing is leaving the drug store chain at the end of the year to pursue other interests.

CVS gives customers incentive to forgo plastic bags

CVS Caremark Corp. is rewarding loyalty card customers who use new environmentally friendly shopping bags instead of single-use plastic bags.

Rite Aid promotes pair of pharmacy executives

Rite Aid Corp. has promoted retail pharmacy veteran Dan Miller to senior vice president of pharmacy.

Walgreens to acquire 12 Eaton Apothecary pharmacies

Walgreen Co. plans to buy 12 Eaton Apothecary pharmacies in the Boston area from D.A.W. Inc., a subsidiary of Nyer Medical Group.

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