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Walgreens plans $8 bil. bond sale to fund Boots de...
11/06/2014

Moving another step closer to its merger with Alliance Boots GmbH, Walgreen Co. is planning a seven-part offering of $8 billion in bonds.Walgreens said late Thursday that the new holding company formed for the combined e [ ... ]

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Election Report: Pharmacy support holds firm in Co...
11/05/2014

Tallying the results of the 2014 midterm elections, the National Association of Chain Drug Stores said its political action committee posted a winning record in its support of pharmacy advocates in Congress.

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Report: Rite Aid primed for growth in fiscal 2016
10/31/2014

Rite Aid's 5.5% lift in same-store sales for the four weeks ended Oct. 25 exceeded analyst consensus of 4%, Credit Suisse research analyst Ed Kelly reported in a note Thursday. 

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CVS/pharmacy, Rite Aid confirm they are not accept...
10/27/2014

It has only been a week since its launch and the list of retailers supporting Apple Pay just got a little shorter as Rite Aid and CVS/pharmacy confirmed reports that they no longer accept Apple Pay.

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Walgreens executives Spina, Huonker to retire
10/24/2014

Veteran Walgreen Co. executives John Spina and Don Huonker will retire from the company at the end of this month.

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CVS To Charge Some Customers More For Using Pharma...
10/21/2014

It may soon be cheaper to fill your prescriptions at CVS than at Walgreens. That's because Caremark, a subsidiary of CVS Health that manages prescriptions for insurance companies and employers, plans to start charging s [ ... ]

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Safeway Q3 sales up slightly heading into merger w...
10/15/2014

Safeway on Wednesday reported in an SEC filing sales of $8.3 billion for the third quarter ended Sept. 6, representing a lift of 2.6% as compared to the year-ago period.

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CVS, Rite Aid launch Medicare Part D info programs
10/14/2014

With the annual enrollment period set to begin, two of the nation’s biggest drug store chains are announcing programs to help their senior customers compare Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.

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