Supervalu reports record 4Q sales growth
MINNEAPOLIS Supervalu reported net sales of $10.4 billion for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, compared with net sales of $10.3 billion last year. The company reported net earnings of $156 million, an increase of 30 percent compared to $120 million last year, and diluted earnings per share of 73 cents, an increase of 28 percent compared to 57 cents last year.
Jeff Noddle, Supervalu chairman and chief executive officer said,”In fiscal 2008, we achieved many important milestones, including record net sales and earnings … We are confident the steps we are taking in fiscal 2009 position us well to maximize the future potential of the company.”
The company affirmed its fiscal 2009 earnings guidance range of $3.06 to $3.22 per diluted share on a GAAP basis.
Rite Aid helps fund mobile cancer clinic
CAMP HILL, Pa. The Rite Aid Foundation, a private foundation managed by Rite Aid Corp., has given a $20,000 grant toward the mobile health initiative of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, one of the leading comprehensive cancer care and research centers in the U.S. and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.
Through the use of two state-of-the-art education and screening vans, Dana-Farber takes its world class expertise in cancer screening and education “on the road” to deliver critical health and wellness services in the community where people live and work. Since 2002, Dana-Farber has offered mobile mammography service in Massachusetts, and has added a second van to offer prostate cancer screening, and skin cancer screening, in addition to education around sun safety, nutrition, tobacco cessation, human papillomavirus, and gynecologic cancers.
“This is the Rite Aid Foundation’s first grant in the Boston area. Being caring neighbors who are involved in our communities in meaningful ways is one of Rite Aid’s core values,” said Gayle Rife, manager of the Rite Aid Foundation. “We are pleased to be able to help Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in its important work to provide quality cancer screening and education.”
Take Care launches recruitment program for nurse practitioners
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has kicked off a recruitment program that includes a recruitment video aimed at educating nurse practitioners on the convenient care model and showcasing what sets Take Care apart.
This week and next week, nursing organizations and leaders across the country, including top Deans at nursing schools, will receive the DVD with a note from Take Care Health. It can also be viewed by visiting www.takecarehealth.com/npvideo.
The seven-minute video features comments from Peter Miller, co-founder, president, and chief executive officer of Take Care; Hal Rosenbluth, co-founder of Take Care and corporate vice president of Walgreens; and Sandy Ryan, chief nurse practitioner officer.
The video also features three Take Care nurse practitioners who discuss their belief in the Take Care and convenient care model, and their support of the company’s mission.
Take Care currently manages more than 145 Take Care clinics and plans to have more than 400 clinics at Walgreens stores by the end of 2008.