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  • Jean Coutu's sales rise 3 pct Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 7:20 AM ET

    Oct 8- Canadian pharmacy chain Jean Coutu Group Inc reported higher quarterly sales, helped by demand for generic drugs and the expansion of its network of franchised stores. Net profit fell to C $53.6 million, or 28 Canadian cents per share, in the quarter ended Aug. 30, from C $208.2 million, or 99 Canadian cents per share, a year earlier. The company had reported a gain...

  • Oct 6- Private equity buyout firm TPG has approached troubled British grocer Tesco PLC to buy its data gathering and analysis subsidiary Dunnhumby, which is worth well over 2 billion sterling, the Sky News reported on Monday. TPG's offer to Tesco came several months ago, when Philip Clarke was still chief executive, Sky News said, citing a source.

  • Oct 6- Private equity buyout firm TPG has approached troubled British grocer Tesco PLC to buy its data gathering and analysis subsidiary Dunnhumby, which is worth well over 2 billion sterling, the Sky News reported on Monday. TPG's offer to Tesco came several months ago, when Philip Clarke was still chief executive, Sky News said, citing a source.

  • LONDON, Oct 2- British grocer Morrisons will launch its first customer loyalty card on Friday, aiming to win back market share with a scheme that provides a price match guarantee against discounters Aldi and Lidl as well as its traditional rivals. Bradford, northern England- based Morrisons, which trails market leader Tesco, Wal-Mart's Asda and J Sainsbury,...

  • Oct 1- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said Walgreen Co would sell prescription drugs under its two Medicare Part D plans for 2015..

  • *Q2 like-for-like sales, ex fuel, fall 2.8 pct. LONDON, Oct 1- British grocer Sainsbury's cut its annual sales forecast and said it would review its dividend as part of a wider examination of the business, adding to the turmoil in a sector reeling from Tesco's accounting scandal.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's J Sainsbury cut its full-year sales forecast and said it would assess its dividend policy as part of a strategic review after second-quarter sales fell sharply, adding to the turmoil in the grocery market.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's J Sainsbury cut its full-year sales forecast on Wednesday after trading fell sharply in the second quarter, dragged down by intense competition in a UK grocery market growing at its slowest pace for more than 20 years.

  • LONDON, Oct 1- Britain's J Sainsbury cut its full-year sales forecast on Wednesday after trading fell sharply in the second quarter, dragged down by competition in a UK grocery market growing at its slowest pace for more than 20 years.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain Walgreen Co said lower insurer payments for prescriptions amid increased competition, and a rise in generic drug prices would continue to hurt margins in the current quarter, pressing its shares. Pharmacy chains such as Walgreen are contracted with health insurers and others that operate Medicare Part D drug plans.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported its biggest jump in quarterly sales in three years, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading. Walgreen ended the year with a record 856 million filled prescriptions.

  • Sept 30- U.S. drugstore chain operator Walgreen Co reported a 6.2 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by higher prescription sales, sending its shares up more than 3 percent in premarket trading.

  • The biggest coffee markets in the world are... Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    The world's biggest market for java is seeing a surge in pod sales and upswing at restaurants.

  • The company raised about $161.4 million after its offering was priced at $12 per share, the low end of its expected price range of $12- $14. Smart and Final, backed by private equity firm Ares Management LP, is selling all the 13.45 million shares in the offering. Ares Management bought Smart and Final from Apollo Global Management LLC in 2012 for $975 million.

  • Do tips perpetuate unfair wages for workers? Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    Is tipping the right thing to do, or does it perpetuate an unethical system low wages for certain jobs?

  • Sept 18- Rite Aid Corp cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time in about three months due to lower margins in its pharmacy business, sending its shares down more than 16 percent.

  • Sept 18- Rite Aid Corp, the third-largest U.S. drugstore chain, cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time, citing lower margins in its pharmacy business, sending its shares down 11 percent in premarket trading.

  • Rite Aid cuts full-year profit forecast for second time Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    Sept 18- Rite Aid Corp, the third largest U.S. drugstore chain, cut its full-year profit forecast for the second time this year as lower margins from its pharmacy business continue to eat into earnings. Rite Aid shares fell nearly 9 percent in premarket trading on Thursday after the company also shaved the top end of its sales forecast.

  • TORONTO, Sept 16- McDonald's Corp is making its McCafe ground coffee available in Canadian grocery stores this month, the fast-food giant said on Tuesday, part of its broader campaign to win market share in a country long dominated by rivals like Tim Hortons Inc and Starbucks Corp..

  • THETFORD, England, Sept 14- Standing with bags of groceries outside discount store Lidl in Thetford, eastern England, Jodie McGloughlin explains simply why she turned her back on Britain's biggest retailer- its high prices. "People no longer feel that Tesco is on their side," said Marc Cave, who worked with the retailer for nearly ten years during its heyday. "