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Fresh & Easy opens doors in Bayview-Hunters Point

BY Allison Cerra

SAN FRANCISCO — Fresh & Easy on Wednesday opened its second San Francisco area store.

The retailer said that its store will cater to the underserved Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood and marks the first grocery store opened in the community in the past 20 years.

“We’ve worked hard to create a thoughtful business built on a simple belief: everyone deserves fresh, wholesome food at affordable prices regardless of where they live,” Fresh & Easy CEO Tim Mason said. “The city of San Francisco was a fantastic partner in getting this store built, staffed and opened.”

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Safeway’s board announces quarterly dividend

BY Allison Cerra

PLEASANTON, Calif. — The board of directors for supermarket chain Safeway declared a quarterly cash dividend of 14.5 cents per share.

The cash dividend is payable on Oct. 13 to stockholders of record on Sept. 22.

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Supplylogix, Kindler & Crimmins Associates to provide inventory management, reverse logistics services

BY Alaric DeArment

GRAPEVINE, Texas — Healthcare technology company Supplylogix and consulting firm Kindler & Crimmins Associates will collaborate to deliver inventory management and reverse logistics services to pharmacy chains around the country, the two companies said.

KCA is led by former Rite Aid VP inventory management Stephen Kindler and Ed Crimmins, former Rite Aid senior director of pharmacy inventory and returns, and helps retailers, manufacturers and distributors increase inventory productivity and reduce return volume.

"Drug retailers that use predictive analytics software to shape their supply chain decisions are improving business outcomes," Kindler said. "We are very pleased to announce this relationship with Supplylogix, a technology company who understands and has developed solutions to address retail pharmaceutical supply chain challenges."

The companies said their collaboration would combine industry-leading technology services with an experienced process and strategy consulting practice, delivering end-to-end pharmacy inventory management services to clients.

"We are delighted to announce this partnership with the respected and experienced team at Kindler & Crimmins Associates," Supplylogix president and CEO Mark Wilgus said. "This new relationship brings a complimentary dimension of retail and distribution inventory process and reverse logistics experience to the Supplylogix client base."

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