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According to reports, CVS Health's Caremark pharmacy benefits manager division plans to charge up to an additional $15 in co-pays to consumers who purchase their prescription medicines at pharmacies that sell tobacco products. Will the extra co-pays Caremark charges at pharmacies that sell tobacco work in CVS Health's favor or against it?
According to a survey from LoyaltyOne, 84 percent of Millennials said that being able to redeem rewards/loyalty program points for a session or consultation with a chef or nutritionist would motivate them to shop more with that grocer. Do the potential benefits of offering expert sessions as a loyalty reward likely offset any implementation challenges?
When the fast-fashion chain Primark announced earlier this year it would open its first store in the former location of Filene's in Boston in time for Christmas 2015, it also promised further news would be coming on other locations. Now we know that some of those will be on sites leased from Sears Holdings. Do you think Primark will succeed in the same locations where Sears has failed?
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