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Chains step up as Hurricane Irma takes toll on business

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful storms ever to hit the United States, sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area of Florida spiraling downward, with sales plunging more than 72% over a three-day period, according to payment technology company First Data Corp. The company, which

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

Retailers lend hand in Hurricane Irma relief

NEW YORK — Retailers stepped forward to help with relief efforts for Hurricane Irma even as they continued their own recovery efforts to get stores and other facilities back into operation. Across Florida, where Irma made landfall in the continental United States last Saturday, drug chains, supermarkets and mass merchandisers shuttered stores as winds topping

Southeastern Grocers joins Plenti rewards coalition

Southeastern Grocers joins Plenti rewards coalition

NEW YORK — Southeastern Grocers LLC has become the first supermarket operator to join the Plenti coalition loyalty program operated by American Express. The program, which allows members to earn and use rewards at a number of businesses, including Exxon and Mobil gas stations and Rite Aid and Macy’s stores, will roll out to the

John Fegan retires from Southeastern Grocers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — John Fegan has retired as vice president of pharmacy at Southeastern ­Grocers LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie. The company operates more than 500 pharmacies. Fegan joined Winn-Dixie as vice president of pharmacy in June 2008. He formerly headed U.S. pharmacy operations at Ahold, a Netherlands-based global food retailer. He

Retail pharmacy veteran John Fegan retires from Southeastern ­Grocers

Retail pharmacy veteran John Fegan retires from Southeastern ­Grocers

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — John Fegan has retired as vice president of pharmacy at Southeastern ­Grocers LLC. The food and drug retailer, the parent company of supermarket chains BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie, operates more than 500 pharmacies. Fegan joined Winn-Dixie as vice president of pharmacy in June 2008. He formerly headed U.S. pharmacy operations at Ahold,