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.
(Reuters) – Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers at many of its U.S. stores, the first time the world’s largest retailer has done so outside of the holiday shopping season.
A Reuters survey of 52 stores run by the largest U.S. private employer in the past month, including one in every U.S. state, showed that 27 were hiring only temps, 20 were hiring a combination of regular full, part-time and temp jobs, and five were not hiring at all. The survey was based on interviews with managers, sales staff and human resource department employees at the stores.