Former Senator Olympia Snowe: 2.8 million women are employed in the garment industry in #Bangladesh
(Reuters) – Kroger Co (KR.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Tuesday it would buy regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc (HTSI.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) in a $2.5 billion deal, the latest in a string of grocery industry consolidations.
Shares of both companies rose, outpacing gains in the broader market.
The deal, approved by the boards of both companies on Monday night, will boost Kroger’s presence in the U.S. southeast. Competitors there include privately held Publix and discounter Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the largest U.S. food retailer.
Latest tale of fewer shoppers spending more – Walgreen June same-store sales up 2.3%, with traffic down 2.9% & basket size up 3.7%
I’m not the only earlybird downtown this morning. Shout out to all the fans already lining up for the parade. #GoHawks
June 27 (Reuters) – Americans on Medicare prescription drug
plans do a better job of taking their medicines on time compared
to other insured patients, and if more people followed their
lead, it could save billions of dollars in healthcare costs, a
report by CVS Caremark Corp concluded.
CVS, the drugstore chain and one of the largest U.S.
pharmacy benefits managers, gathered data on its customers who
get drugs via insurance plans, including Blue Cross Blue Shield,
employer-sponsored programs and the government’s Medicare Part D
prescription plan for people 65 and older.