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Retail
Rite Aid Adds Executives To Board Of Directors

Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Burr, who most recently served as chief innovation officer and vp/health care trend and innovation at Humana, and Katherine Quinn, who currently serves as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of U.S. Bancorp, to the company’s board.

Financials
Rite Aid Touts Growth Initiatives Despite Q4 Net Loss

As it continues struggling to generate profits, Rite Aid posted a net loss from continuing operations of $255.6 million, or 24 cents per share, versus a net loss of $483.7 million, or 46 cents per share, in the year-earlier period.

Financials
CVS Front End Sales Gain

Sales in the front end, including general merchandise, helped CVS Health Corp. revenues gain in the fourth quarter as adjusted earnings beat analyst expectations.

Retail
Shopko Files Chapter 11

Shopko has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nebraska and announced, in concert with the legal action, that it would close 38 stores, relocate about 20 optical centers to freestanding locations, and conduct an auction process for its pharmacy business.

Retail
Kroger, Walgreens Expand Retail Concept Partnership

Kroger and Walgreens recently expanded on the exploratory pilot concept the two retailers announced in October, in which the companies began testing a concept combining Kroger’s grocery expertise with Walgreens’ mix of pharmacy, health and beauty.

Retail
CVS Acquisition Of Aetna Moves Forward

As CVS reported that the U.S. Department of Justice will allow it to proceed with its pending acquisition of Aetna, the company also added new board directors and management in anticipation of the merger closing. 

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