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Wegmans begins trial of self-checkout lanes in New York store

BY Michael Johnsen

ROCHESTER, N.Y. Wegmans is testing four self-checkout lanes for the first time near company headquarters at its Penfield, N.Y. store based on consumer demand, according to published reports.

We were never in a rush to introduce self-checkout,” Jo Natale, Wegmans spokeswoman, told the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle. “We had never seen one we liked or offered features for customer convenience.”

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Jean Coutu pairs with Montreal Canadiens to celebrate century of hockey

BY Michael Johnsen

LONGUEUIL, Quebec The Jean Coutu Group on Thursday announced a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens, a National Hockey League team that is celebrating 100 years putting pucks into goals this year.

As part of the partnership, Jean Coutu Group stores will offer a wide range of exclusive items, including clothing, collectable model cars, key rings, watches and household products.

In addition, beginning Oct. 15, customers may purchase, the first coin of a collection of six coins made by the Canadian Royal Mint commemorating the history of the Montreal Canadiens logo.

“As official retailer of the Canadian Royal Mint collection and proud partner of the Montreal Canadiens Centennial Celebrations, the Jean Coutu Group and its network of affiliated pharmacists are happy to be able to offer hockey fans a range of commemorative Centennial items in their very own neighborhoods,” Alain Lafortune, Jean Coutu senior vice president of purchasing and marketing, said.

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Jean Coutu pairs with Montreal Canadiens to celebrate century of hockey

BY DSN STAFF

LONGUEUIL, Quebec The Jean Coutu Group on Thursday announced a partnership with the Montreal Canadiens, a National Hockey League team that is celebrating 100 years putting pucks into goals this year.

As part of the partnership, Jean Coutu Group stores will offer a wide range of exclusive items, including clothing, collectable model cars, key rings, watches and household products.

In addition, beginning Oct. 15, customers may purchase, the first coin of a collection of six coins made by the Canadian Royal Mint commemorating the history of the Montreal Canadiens logo.

“As official retailer of the Canadian Royal Mint collection and proud partner of the Montreal Canadiens Centennial Celebrations, the Jean Coutu Group and its network of affiliated pharmacists are happy to be able to offer hockey fans a range of commemorative Centennial items in their very own neighborhoods,” Alain Lafortune, Jean Coutu senior vice president of purchasing and marketing, said.

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