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CVS Expanding HealthHub Store Format

CVS is debuting its HealthHub store format in 15 locations across the Houston community. The retailer’s new store format is said to feature a broader range of health care services to help patients better manage chronic conditions; more products and services focused on overall health and wellness; and trusted advice and personalized care.

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Wellness Theme Drives Story Shops At Macy’s

Story at Macy’s, the narrative-driven retail concept inside 36 Macy’s stores nationwide, has unveiled its latest theme: “Feel Good.” Through April 2020, the Feel Good Story brings a fresh focus on wellness and uses merchandise curation and events to explore simple and actionable ways for customers to find greater balance, energy and nourishment.

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NRF Names New Chairman, Board Members

The National Retail Federation has elected Mike George, Qurate Retail’s president and CEO, chairman of the NRF board of directors. George replaces BJ’s Wholesale Club chairman and CEO Christopher Baldwin, who has served since January 2018.

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Stage Stores Holiday Comps Rise

Stage Stores has reported comparable sales for the holiday period. For the nine-week period ended January 4, 2020, comparable sales increased 1.4% as compared to the nine-week period ended January 5, 2019.

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Costco Sales Surge In December

Costco has reported net sales of $17.04 billion for the retail month of December, the five weeks ended January 5, 2020, an increase of 10.5% from $15.42 billion in sales last year.

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NRF: Retail Imports Returning To Normal Levels

After a year of fluctuations driven by the uncertainty of the trade dispute with China, volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to return to its usual seasonal patterns during the first few months of 2020, according to the Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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Ron Johnson Wants Consumers To ‘Enjoy’ Smart Home

Among the early highlights of the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York, former Target, Apple and J.C. Penney executive Ron Johnson discussed how his new company, Enjoy, is helping to make electronics, including smartphones and, potentially, smart home products, more user friendly by providing a helping hand in setting them up, right in consumer homes.

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