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CVS/pharmacy promotes itself as one-stop-shop holiday destination

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy is reminding holiday shoppers that it is a one-stop shop for holiday décor and an ideal gift destination for tech gadgets, beauty products and toys.

"During the holiday season, customers come into CVS/pharmacy to shop for holiday staples like gift wrap and batteries, but end up leaving with presents for their loved ones and decorations for the home they didn’t know we carry," stated Judy Sansone, SVP merchandising for CVS/pharmacy. "Savvy shoppers have been pleasantly surprised to find everything they need all in one place while saving money, which makes the shopping season less stressful."

In addition to the opportunities to save and earn rewards each week at CVS/pharmacy this holiday season, members of the CVS/pharmacy ExtraCare rewards program who have signed up for the Double Quarterly ExtraBucks program can earn 4% — instead of 2% — from now through Dec. 15 on most gift purchases. All Double Quarterly ExtraBucks Rewards will be paid out starting on Jan. 1, 2013, and shoppers can use them like "free CVS money" that can be spent on most things in the store.

Additionally, CVS/pharmacy has taken the deals to social channels and is encouraging consumers to visit the CVS/pharmacy Facebook and Twitter pages for information about special sales throughout the season.
 

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Harris Teeter donates $550,000 to area food banks

BY Michael Johnsen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Monday announced that more than $550,000 has been donated to local food banks out of the company’s Harvest Feast Food Drive and Donation Card Campaign.  

The campaign ran during the month of November in all Harris Teeter stores; customers purchased $1, $5 or $20 donation cards, and the dollars donated during the campaign equate to 4.4 million meals which the food banks involved are able to provide to community members-in-need. 

"Harris Teeter recognizes that hunger affects millions of Americans including hard-working adults, children and seniors, and the company offered its customers an easy way to help fight hunger through participation in the donation card campaign," Harris Teeter stated. "The financial and in-kind contributions made by Harris Teeter customers will go a long way toward helping food banks in Harris Teeter’s marketing areas supply food and grocery products to the communities they serve."

 

 

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Emerson Group names three new partners

BY Drug Store News Report

PHILADELPHIA — The Emerson Group last weekend ‪announced that it had added three new partners to the company, naming, Clark Tyndall, Sue Smith and Brian Schaefer to Emerson’s partner group.

‪Tyndall has been with Emerson for 10 years, with key contributions has to Emerson’s Walmart, Sam’s Club and dollar store businesses, and is credited within the organization as having played a key role in developing and growing Emerson’s private brand business model. ‬

‪Smith, an eight-year Emerson vet "has been promoted to our Walgreens team and will relocate to Chicago after the holidays," the company noted in an internal memo. ‬

‪Schaefer has been with Emerson for six years, having come joined the company from Avent where he had been an Emerson client. "Brian has taken our CVS business to a whole new level and successfully built a very strong team around that important retailer‬," the company noted.

 

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