CVS Caremark is opening a handful of MinuteClinic locations this year in Fort Wayne, Ind., as the pharmacy prepares for an increase in patients newly insured under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. MinuteClinic and other retail clinics expect more people with high-deductible insurance for whom routine doctor visits are still a financial stretch. "Instead of going to the emergency room, they can get care at reasonable cost," MinuteClinic Chief Medical Officer Nancy Gagliano said.
A Scott's Food Store in Fort Wayne, Ind., will close within a month as part of a larger plan by parent company Kroger, which has owned the chain since 2007. Kroger plans to close some stores in the Fort Wayne area and open or remodel others. The company says the moves will add several hundred jobs.
Celebrated chef Paul Bertolli is creating ready-to-heat dishes for Costco. Less than $14, the meals serve five people and include organic polenta, penne Bolognese, beef braised in Zinfandel with vegetables, and turkey meat loaf.
Marsh Supermarkets is building a 65,000-square-foot store in Fort Wayne, Ind. The store, Marsh's first in the area, will have lower ceilings, shorter aisles and organization will be more intuitive than other stores.