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February 13, 2014
I am responding to John Starr's letter, "CVS halt of tobacco sales is a publicity stunt" (Feb 8). Like Dr. Starr, I wondered if CVS' next step would be to take all unhealthy snacks off their shelves as well. Small steps, Dr. Starr. In 1985, there were cigarette machines in my workplace; by 1990, they were gone, and smoking was banned in the building. Over the years, I have seen a definite decline in the number of smokers among my own family members and co-workers. Many of them quit smoking, and good for them.
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Lorraine Mirabella | October 1, 2014
CVS pharmacy, Chick-fil-A and Nalley Fresh will open locations at the Inner Harbor, joining Shake Shack and M&T Bank in a ground floor retail expansion at 400 East Pratt Street, the building's brokerage firm said today. The office tower's owner started expanding more than a year ago, renovating the lobby and working toward attracting shops and restaurants with outdoor seating. The landlord sought tenants that would be seen as amenities for office tenants as well as Inner Harbor workers and visitors, said David Leibowits, a partner of PDL Pratt Associates, the building's owner for more than 30 years.
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NEWS
February 8, 2014
I have a CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens all within walking distance. Each one is great, have fine products, excellent service and fabulous bargains at times. Whether CVS sells or doesn't sell cigarettes won't change my shopping habits ( "CVS goes smoke free," Feb. 6). Although I don't (and never did) smoke, I'm not about to fall for the altruistic slush of CVS or how that hundred-billion-dollar corporation wants to "send a message. " Operating a drugstore today is an aggressive business.
NEWS
February 13, 2014
I am responding to John Starr's letter, "CVS halt of tobacco sales is a publicity stunt" (Feb 8). Like Dr. Starr, I wondered if CVS' next step would be to take all unhealthy snacks off their shelves as well. Small steps, Dr. Starr. In 1985, there were cigarette machines in my workplace; by 1990, they were gone, and smoking was banned in the building. Over the years, I have seen a definite decline in the number of smokers among my own family members and co-workers. Many of them quit smoking, and good for them.
NEWS
February 9, 2014
I am not a smoker, but CVS's decision to stop selling cigarettes is laughable ( "CVS goes smoke free," Feb. 5). The company has obviously done this for the publicity so it can stand out while not caring one iota about consumers' health. If they care so much about consumers' health, why not get rid of the candy, chips, alcohol products and soda pop as well? Maybe they forgot that their tobacco products are drawing customers into the store to make other purchases - such as candy, cosmetics and prescription medication - as well as visit their walk-in "clinics" (as a physician, I object to the irresponsible use of that term)
BUSINESS
January 23, 1998
CVS/pharmacy has completed its conversion of 40 Revco drugstores in the Baltimore region, making CVS the area's second-largest pharmacy retailer.The conversion is part of the Rhode Island retailer's national plan to convert 2,600 Revco stores to the CVS name by the end of the year. CVS bought Revco D. S. Inc. in May.Renovated stores have wider aisles, brighter lights, wall-to-wall carpeting and redesigned layouts.The purchase of the former Revcos boosted CVS from fourth place to second in the Baltimore area, behind Rite Aid Corp.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | February 8, 1997
In another drugstore chain consolidation, CVS Corp. said yesterday it will acquire Revco DS Inc. for $3.7 billion in stock and assumed debt to form one of the nation's largest drugstore chains with $13 billion in annual revenues.The combined company will be called CVS and will be based in Woonsocket, R.I., where CVS is currently based. The newcompany will have more stores than any chain in the country -- approximately 4,000 in 24 states and Washington -- and be second only to Walgreen Co. of Illinois in annual revenues.
BUSINESS
By Andrew Leckey and Andrew Leckey,Tribune Media Services | December 3, 2006
What does the future hold for my CVS Corp. shares? - K.T., via the Internet The future looks bright in a rapidly consolidating drugstore industry in which it is a leader. But it is a fiercely competitive field. CVS, with more than 6,000 stores, has yet to match the profitability per store of traditional rival Walgreen Co. It is actively replacing many stores within strip malls with more profitable free- standing corner locations to try to narrow that profitability gap. Meanwhile, discount retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc. recently rolled out a plan offering many generic drugs for $4 a prescription.
BUSINESS
By Bloomberg News | December 19, 2006
ST. LOUIS -- Express Scripts Inc. made an unsolicited $26 billion hostile bid for Caremark Rx Inc. to become the biggest U.S. manager of drug benefits, topping a bid by drugstore chain CVS Corp. Caremark investors would receive $58.50 in cash and stock for each share, 15 percent more than the Dec. 15 closing price, Express Scripts said yesterday. CVS proposed on Nov. 1 to buy Caremark for $48.53 a share, offering no premium. "The perception before was that Caremark was selling out cheaply," said Kemp Dolliver, an analyst with Cowen & Co. LLC in Boston.
BUSINESS
By BOSTON GLOBE | April 6, 2004
CVS Corp. said yesterday that it agreed to buy more than 1,200 Eckerd Corp. drugstores in a bid to unseat Walgreen Co. as the nation's biggest pharmacy. CVS, based in Woonsocket, R.I., and currently the number two drugstore chain, will become the nation's largest by number of stores when its $2.15 billion cash deal to buy about 1,260 Eckerd stores and its mail-order and pharmacy-benefits business from J.C. Penney Co. becomes final in June. The new CVS will have more than 5,000 stores and about $33 billion in annual sales, up from $26 billion in 2003.
NEWS
February 9, 2014
I am not a smoker, but CVS's decision to stop selling cigarettes is laughable ( "CVS goes smoke free," Feb. 5). The company has obviously done this for the publicity so it can stand out while not caring one iota about consumers' health. If they care so much about consumers' health, why not get rid of the candy, chips, alcohol products and soda pop as well? Maybe they forgot that their tobacco products are drawing customers into the store to make other purchases - such as candy, cosmetics and prescription medication - as well as visit their walk-in "clinics" (as a physician, I object to the irresponsible use of that term)
NEWS
February 8, 2014
I have a CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens all within walking distance. Each one is great, have fine products, excellent service and fabulous bargains at times. Whether CVS sells or doesn't sell cigarettes won't change my shopping habits ( "CVS goes smoke free," Feb. 6). Although I don't (and never did) smoke, I'm not about to fall for the altruistic slush of CVS or how that hundred-billion-dollar corporation wants to "send a message. " Operating a drugstore today is an aggressive business.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2014
A vehicle crashed into a CVS pharmacy in downtown Baltimore Friday morning, injuring three people. An accident between a white 2003 Mercury Mountaineer and a 2005 Crown Victoria propelled the SUV completely inside the store, which is located in the unit block of Light Street, at around 10:47 a.m., Baltimore police said. Light Street near Lombard Street was briefly closed while a towing crew extricated the Mountaineer from the store. Kenny Johnson, who works security at a parking garage across the street from CVS, said he witnessed the crash.
NEWS
February 5, 2014
During the last decade, local, state and federal governments have sought to make smoking inconvenient by restricting where and when people can light up. They have made it more expensive by increasing taxes - to the point that a pack of cigarettes costs at least $10.50 in New York City. They have tried to make it scary by requiring ever larger and blunter warnings about the health risks of smoking on cigarette packaging. And they have worked to make it un-cool, most recently with a new advertising and social media campaign this week aimed at teens.
SPORTS
By Aaron Kasinitz, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
Anthony DeLuca rolls out of bed around 2:30 most mornings. Though it's still dark when he steps through his front doors by 3:15, DeLuca can look to his left and still see his family's emus, cows, horses and chickens as he walks down a rocky driveway to his car. About 15 hours later, DeLuca will return to his Keymar home, about 10 miles north of Frederick, to care for those animals. For now, he's off to Laurel Roller Skating Center to start his day with a two-hour training session that begins at 4:30 a.m. DeLuca's morning routine is atypical for the average American 23-year old - but most 23-year-olds don't have a shot to become a world champion figure roller skater like DeLuca does.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
CVS Caremark has agreed to pay $250,000 as part of a settlement resolving allegations that its pharmacy stores left products on shelves after they passed their sell-by dates and tossed customer records into open dumpsters, the Maryland attorney general's office said Wednesday. The office's Consumer Protection Division alleged that CVS did not have sufficient procedures to safeguard consumers' personal information when disposed and to avoid selling expired products — including baby formula, dairy products and over-the-counter drugs.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 13, 1999
Over the objections of some preservationists, CVS Corp. will go ahead with a plan to demolish 10 Victorian buildings at Charles and West 25th streets to open a drugstore in the commercial heart of Charles Village.The decision follows months of discussions between CVS officials and neighborhood activists, who tried to convince the drug chain that saving the facades of the street-corner rowhouses would be in the best interest of the business and the community.Domenic Schiavone, a real estate manager for Rhode Island-based CVS, said keeping any remnant of the buildings would prove too costly.
NEWS
By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | May 1, 1992
One of the most commonly used prenatal tests for genetic defects -- CVS -- may itself cause defects in a baby's limbs, according to a study being published today.The study said 1 percent of CVS-tested babies at a Chicago hospital were born with such defects as missing toes, fingers and fingernails. The finding prompted the federal government to call a special meeting last month of international birth defect experts.Although the experts have made no recommendation as yet, several are suggesting that pregnant women be informed about limb abnormalities reported in the last year in CVS-tested babies in Chicago and elsewhere.
EXPLORE
March 8, 2013
It was encouraging to read that the revitalization of the Wilde Lake Village Center will be shortly under way and will include a new and improved David's along with a CVS (Feb. 28).  I did find the comment attributed to Kimco Realty's Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, Geoff Glazer somewhat concerning. The article stated that Mr. Glazer believes David's and the new CVS will present residents the choices of a traditional grocer.  Perhaps Mr. Glazer does not realize that the true gem of the Wilde Lake Village Center, past, present and hopefully future, is Today's Catch.  Based on  this article and the way Today's Catch was mention almost as an afterthought, it appears that the importance of this store to the community is lost on Kimco.  For years, residents had the convenience of doing their basic grocery shopping at Giant and walking next door to Today's Catch for the best fish and seafood in town.  If Kimco is even remotely interested in creating a complete grocery store experience for the community, they will make sure that Today's Catch is as easily accessible to David's as it was to Giant and will do everything within their power to make sure that this store succeeds in their new Village Center.
EXPLORE
February 22, 2012
As a resident of Baltimore County, I am opposed to CZMP Issue 5-019 filed by JC Bar (CVS). The issue is one of public safety and continued quality of life in Carney. The proposed CVS location is on Harford Road only slightly south of the intersection of Harford and Joppa roads. Having vehicles, both northbound and southbound on Harford Road, enter and exit from CVS at this point so close to the failing intersection of Joppa and Harford roads will be very unsafe. What the failing intersection does not need is another large commercial enterprise to disrupt the traffic flow at this critical point on Harford Road.
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