Dan Alaimo

Dan
Alaimo
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Magazine Dispute Disrupts Supplies 
NEW YORK — Turmoil in magazine distribution last month may alter the way magazines get to supermarkets and other big chains. Anderson News, Knoxville, Tenn.,
Outlook for Health Care Reform 
Most supermarket pharmacy executives believe comprehensive health care reform could ultimately bring more prescription business, but they are unsure about
Rx for Survival 
Along with the nation's economy, prescription sales are in a slump. About two years ago, prescription growth in dollars was between 10% and 12%, but had
Little Retail Impact Seen From Pfizer Buy 
Pfizer's acquisition of Wyeth may shake up the pharmaceutical industry, but executives contacted by SN said it would have little impact on supermarket
Wellness on a Budget 
Despite the recession, consumer demand for health and wellness products remains high, although many are looking for value-priced alternatives. Private-label
Health and Wellness: Doing More With Less 
Prescriptions are down and people are opting for more basic products than those positioned as health and wellness, said Charles Yahn, vice president,
PCC Mandates Natural Standards 
PCC Natural Markets here said this month it will require compliance with standards for personal care products that make claims of containing natural
Lower Fuel Incentives Seen in 2009 
With gas prices fluctuating in the early days of 2009, retailers are honing their fuel incentive programs. While Spartan Stores here
Eco-Beauty Potential Seen for Grocery 
The NPD Group reported recently there is a continuing growth opportunity, especially for supermarkets, for products, defined
Better Times Ahead? 
2008 was a year of ups and downs for nonfood in supermarkets. But, like many other segments of the nation's downtrodden economy, there were mostly downs.
DVD POS Activation Plan Could Slash Theft 
In a move that could overcome theft concerns over DVDs and other entertainment software in supermarkets, the Entertainment Merchants Association
Wegmans Promotes Sustainable Gift Items 
For the holiday shopping season, Wegmans Food Markets is promoting gift items with sustainable characteristics. From the retailer's
Nonfood Incentives 
Although the economic news is terrible, supermarkets still find opportunities in nonfood categories. In general merchandise and health and beauty care,
Meijer Ties Rx Service To In-store Offerings 
Meijer is launching a prescription benefit manager program with strong ties to the retailer's Be Well health and wellness program.
Retailers See Win In 'Biggest Loser' 
Retailers are hoping to win with The Biggest Loser. While many categories have taken a hit from the economy, a hit TV show that emphasizes health and

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