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Safeway continues raising prostate cancer awareness with annual campaign

BY Allison Cerra

PLEASANTON, Calif. Safeway on Tuesday kicked off its annual prostate cancer fundraising and awareness campaign.

Since 2001, the company and its customers raised more than $54 million to fund Prostate Cancer Foundation cancer research, Safeway said. Safeway is PCF’s single largest corporate supporter raising funds for prostate cancer research, a form of cancer that affects 1-in-6 men, PCF said.

“In the past decade, the progress made in finding better treatments for prostate cancer is the most measurable of any cancer research,” said PCF president and CEO Jonathan Simons. “Safeway customers and employees can take pride in knowing they are making a tremendous difference toward bringing an end to the suffering that comes as a result of prostate cancer.”

Added Safeway CEO Steve Burd, “We remain committed to funding research and making a meaningful impact in the quest for new treatments and, ultimately, a cure. Our June campaign will raise funds for research and awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment to the millions of consumers who come through our stores daily.”

Safeway will reach its customers through a series of in-store communication vehicles throughout the month.

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BioScrip to present at two upcoming conferences

BY Alaric DeArment

ELMSFORD, N.Y. Specialty pharmacy company BioScrip will present at two conferences next month, BioScrip said Wednesday.

On June 7, chairman and CEO Richard Friedman and CFO and EVP Stanley Rosenbaum will present at the Noble Financial Sixth Annual Equity Conference at the Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood, Fla. The next day, Friedman, Rosenbaum and president and COO Richard Smith will present at the Jefferies 2010 Global Life Sciences Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York.

A live audio Webcast of the Florida event will be available at www.ontrack10.com and www.nobleresearch.com, while one of the New York event will be at www.wsw.com/webcast/jeff46/bios. Replays of the presentations will be available through BioScrip’s Web site, at www.bioscrip.com.

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Costco’s profit soars in Q3

BY Allison Cerra

Wholesaler Costco saw a surge in its third-quarter profit, the retailer reported Thursday.

Net income in the quarter ended May 9 rose to $306 million, up nearly 46% from $210 million in the year-earlier third quarter. Sales rose 12% to $17.39 billion. Same-store sales rose 4%.

Costco said its dramatic profit increase was attributed to continued overseas demand from Canada to Taiwan and by better sales of nonessential products such as apparel and home furnishings.

At the end of the quarter, Costco ran 568 warehouse clubs, with locations in the United States; Canada; Mexico; the United Kingdom; Korea; Taiwan; Japan and Australia. The company said it plans to open five more locations by Aug. 29, the end of its fiscal year.

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