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Inside Sam’s Club: Aligning clinical offerings with wellness

BY DSN STAFF

In late January, DSN.TV traveled to Bentonville, Ark., for an exclusive look at what Sam's Club is doing to win in health and wellness. In part 3, VP health and wellness operations and compliance Jim Langman and director of business development Angie Muldoon discuss how Sam's Club's clinical offerings — pharmacy, optical and hearing aid centers — and its health screenings and new magazine align with the retailer's wellness platform.
 

To see part 1 of the series, in which VP health and family care Jason Reiser and SVP health and wellness Jill Turner-Mitchael explain Sam's Club's broad mission in health and wellness, click here. To see part 2 of the series, in which Reiser and VP consumables George Agnacian discuss the important role suppliers play in creating a unique and relevant offering for its members, click here.

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Dorlisa Flur exits Family Dollar

BY Allison Cerra

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar announced that one of its executives intends to leave the company to pursue other interests.

The company said the departure of Dorlisa Flur, vice chair of strategy and chief administrative officer, is effective May 2.

"Dorlisa has served the Company in a variety of leadership roles and has been a valued part of our team," Family Dollar chairman and CEO Howard Levine said. "Her contributions to Family Dollar’s success are greatly appreciated, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors."

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Sam’s Club to host supplier diversity fair

BY Allison Cerra

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club will host a supplier fair this week in Bentonville, Ark., through the company’s supplier diversity program.

The supplier diversity fair is designed to educate female- and minority-owned companies on the Sam’s Club merchandising strategy, engage potential suppliers, strengthen relationships with diverse suppliers and identify product offerings relevant to the members that Sam’s Club serves, the retailer said. Participating suppliers must be U.S. privately held companies that are 51% owned and operated by women, minority individuals, veterans or people with disabilities. Each supplier will need to complete a questionnaire and meet the minimum requirements to determine eligibility to attend.

"Through our supplier diversity program, we can identify and provide business opportunities to the best suited suppliers who are ready to help us achieve three key objectives: to provide our members with products they want, to create jobs, and to improve the way of life in the communities we serve," Sam’s Club VP merchandise solutions Brian Graham said.

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