CVS extends reach to Puerto Rico
WOONSOCKET, R.I. CVS/pharmacy has entered Puerto Rico with its first two locations slated to officially open Feb. 15. The company plans to open nine stores on the island in 2010.
“We are pleaded to introduce the CVS/pharmacy brand to the growing Puerto Rico market,” stated Larry Merlo, president of CVS/pharmacy. “CVS is committed to provided high quality pharmacy care and offering convenient products and services at a great value to the Puerto Rican community.”
The openings will create about 400 new jobs in Puerto Rico this year. In addition to the new stores opening this month in San Juan and Bayamon, more locations are expected to open this year in Arecibo, Bayamon (two additional stores), Dorado, Fajardo, Vega Alta and Vega Baja.
As part of its entry into Puerto Rico, CVS/pharmacy announced a donation of $10,000 to Instituto Psicopedagogico de PR, a Bayamon-based agency that provides specialized health, nutrition, education and essential care to adults and children in Puerto Rico with severe mental disabilties to improve their quality of life.
‘Sherlock Holmes’ comes alive on Blu-ray, DVD
BURBANK, Calif. The ultimate gumshoe is coming to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD March 30.
“Sherlock Holmes” follows Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s sleuth hero, along with his assistant Dr. John Watson, as they solve crimes in London’s underbelly in this action-packed film directed by Guy Ritchie.
The film — which stars Robert Downey, Jr., in the title role, Jude Law and Rachel McAdams — is a gritty tale that shows only the most unconventional methods can solve gruesome and unusual crimes.
Sherlock Holmes will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and on single disc DVD for $28.98.
Save-A-Lot opens new store
TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. Save-A-Lot food stores Wednesday opened its doors in Temple Terrace, Fla.
The new store is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. In addition to the newest store, Save-A-Lot currently operates 106 stores throughout the state, with locations in Orlando and Tampa. The company plans continued growth as it plans to double its size over the next five years.
“Save-A-Lot is committed to building stores in areas that are in need of access to fresh, nutritious food at a great price,” said Rick Meyer, VP market development. “We are proud to be a member of the Temple Terrace community and look forward to providing budget-conscious, value-seeking shoppers with great food at great prices.”