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Week of Mon, Dec 27th, 2010

Integrated Walgreens, Duane Reade find ‘best way’

If John Spina’s work to integrate Duane Reade into Walgreens goes well, it will be invisible to consumers. Thus far, it has been just that, as evidenced by the continued strength of Duane Reade under its new owner.

Strong start for Lewis Drug's 'store of the future'

Lewis Drugs has seen a vibrant response following the debut of its innovative "store of the future" in its hometown of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Consumer confidence dips in December

Though drug store chains and other retailers got a lift from a late-season holiday sales surge, consumer confidence waned in December, according to a major economic benchmark.

Rite Aid kicks off Resolutions Rewards

Rite Aid Corp.'s wellness+ customer loyalty card is the centerpiece of a New Year-themed sweepstakes program that runs through late next month.

BioScrip wraps up debt refinancing

BioScrip Inc. has closed a new $150 million syndicated revolving credit facility.

Shoppers Drug Mart aids with New Year's resolutions

Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. aims to help customers live up to their New Year's resolutions focused on health and wellness.

Bartell donates flu shots for Rx outreach programs

Bartell Drugs is donating 4,000 doses of flu vaccine to support of pharmacy outreach programs at the University of Washington and Washington State University.

2010 holiday sales: Late boost for drug chains

A last-minute shopping surge turned a disappointing 2010 holiday selling season into an acceptable one for America's chain drug retailers.