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Inland Empire reports that Stater Bros. is getting out of the pharmacy business, selling pharmacy records and inventory from its 22 SuperRx pharmacy locations to nearby CVS Pharmacies. The transfer is expected to be completed, with customer notified, by the end of the month.

Stater Bros. says that the space formerly given to pharmacies will be re-merchandised “to better serve the needs of customers,” and CEO Pete Van Helden says that “this business decision will allow the Company to grow areas of our core food business that meet the evolving food needs and shifting grocery preferences of our customers.”


• In Minnesota, the Star Tribune reports that Target is rolling out Prologue - a new private label women’s clothing line described as “very urban and very simple,” with plans to have it available in stores and online nationwide by Friday. The new line – which has a modern, minimalist and sleek look – is a continuation of the Minneapolis-based retail chain’s ongoing strategy to revamp its collection of store brands on everything from housewares to fashion. Target has introduced more than a dozen house brands in the past 18 months.”
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