Corey Auger, chairman of the Urban Greens Food Co-op, is preparing to open the first community-oriented grocery in Providence, on the site of a former manufacturing building in the city’s West End. The project already has captured state investment, in the form of support from the R.I. Commerce Corp. He responded to questions posed by the Providence Business News on the site for the endeavor.
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CVS/pharmacy President Helena B. Foulkes made a “surprise” appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday to say that those long receipts the chain is known for will soon be a thing of the past for customers who want to go digital.
While retail health care clinics have been viewed by policy makers and insurers as a way to decrease health care spending by replacing expensive emergency department or physician office visits, the clinics may actually increase spending if they create a demand for more services, typically an extra $14 annually.
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Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc. have held talks about merging two of the world’s biggest toymakers, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would bring together the owner of the My Little Pony and Furby brands with Barbie and Hot Wheels.