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Report: Researchers highlight dangers of potential measles outbreak

The Boston Globe reports that if there were a measles outbreak, one-in-eight children — particularly young children — would contract the virus, based on research from Emory University, and immunization is the most critical way to prevent that. “If we do start to see immunization levels dip down a little bit and we see those dips sustained, we could start to lose that overall population level immunity,” study author Robert Bednarczyk said. “And if measles get introduced, we may start seeing larger and more severe outbreaks.” (Boston Globe)

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Longtime Publix exec announces retirement

An executive who played a key role in helping Publix deliver on its “where shopping is a pleasure” brand promise has stepped down after nearly half a century with the company. 

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Walmart, Sam’s Club name new chief merchants

On the same day that it announced a new CFO, Walmart has filled its empty chief merchant spot and named other executives to key leadership roles within the organization, including a new head merchant at Sam’s Club.