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City of Hope’s Walk for Hope event

BY Alaric DeArment

SEATTLE Regional retail pharmacy chain Bartell Drugs is sponsoring an annual women’s cancer benefit in Seattle on Oct. 3.

Bartell said Wednesday that it would sponsor the City of Hope’s Walk for Hope event, taking place in a local park. The chain will sell Seattle Chocolates’ Survivor Chick line of chocolate bars, donating $1.50 from each $2.99 bar sold to City of Hope. It also will sell tote bags for $1.99, donating $1 from each purchase to the organization.

City of Hope described the Walk for Hope as the only national series of walks meant to directly benefit research, treatment and education programs for cancers unique to women. The organization has more than 40 collaborations with cancer and medical centers in Washington.

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Casey joins A&P’s board

BY Antoinette Alexander

MONTVALE, N.J. Grocer A&P has announced the election of Thomas Casey to its board of directors.

Casey has more than 24 years of experience in financial management and strategic planning. During his career, he has served as a strategic financial adviser to companies in the retail entertainment, food and drug, convenience store, food wholesale and foodservice industries. During his tenure at Deutsche Bank Securities, Casey was responsible for the banks’ retail industry relationships in North America. He also has held financial and investment banking positions with Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Blockbuster and Dillon Read & Co.

“I would like to welcome Tom to the board. We are excited to have his extensive financial knowledge and experience to help us lead our comprehensive turnaround. I am looking forward to working with Tom and the board of directors to create value for our shareholders,” stated Christian Haub, executive chairman of the company.

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CVS Caremark declares quarterly dividend

BY DSN STAFF

WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS Caremark’s board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of 8.75 cents per share of common stock.

The dividend is payable on Nov. 2 to holders of record on Oct. 22.

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