Plenty of people shopped on Christmas Day
Shopko makes food, toy donations
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Shopko customers donated hundreds of pounds of food for Feeding America and thousands of toys for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
According to Shopko, all food items were distributed to community food pantries prior to Thanksgiving, while toys were donated in time for holiday celebrations. In addition to the food items collected, the Shopko Foundation donated $100,000 to Feeding America to support its network of food banks in Shopko communities across the country.
“We are continually amazed at what those in our communities do for those in need,” said Michelle Hansen, manager of the Shopko Foundation. “Thanks to our customers’ generosity, we hope we are able to make the holidays more enjoyable for local residents in need.”
FTC expected to rule on Walgreens-Rite Aid merger before Trump takes office
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will rule on the Walgreens Boots Alliance-Rite Aid merger before the Trump Administration takes office on Jan. 20, according to the New York Post. The newspaper added approval of the transaction is “not guaranteed.”
“It is most likely [FTC] Chairwoman Edith Ramirez addresses it before she leaves,” a source close to the situation told the news outlet, and not leave it to a Republican-led FTC.
A Walgreens-Rite Aid merger would create the country’s largest drug store chain. The proposed move was first announced in October 2015.
Among the reasons why the FTC would consider blocking the deal would be a question of if “Fred’s is too small to replace Rite Aid in markets where Walgreens and Rite Aid are the only drugstore chains,” the Post reported.