Sam's Club will welcome members and non-members on July 11 for free health screenings at locations that feature in-store pharmacies, in an effort to help customers take "proactive health steps" to reduce healthcare costs and live healthy lives, says SVP of Health and Wellness Jill Turner-Mitchael. The screening includes tests for blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL, risk ratio, glucose and body mass index.
Bloomingdale's has partnered with the ABC Family show "Jane by Design" to display show-inspired styles in its store windows and host a pop-up fashion event to highlight styles aimed at the younger shoppers likely to be fans of the show. "We believe our customer relates to 'Jane,'" said Bloomingdale's ready-to-wear fashion director Stephanie Solomon.
Wal-Mart Stores said Monday it will close 10 underperforming Sam's Club warehouse stores across the country, cutting 1,500 jobs. In a letter to employees, the company said it would work with staffers to find positions elsewhere. Wal-Mart also said it expects to open up to 10 new Sam's locations, and remodel as many as 80 stores.
Sam's Club is testing a new store concept targeted toward small businesses and dubbed Sam's Club Business Center. The pilot store, located in a Houston Sam's Club location and set to open in July, will sell bulk office supplies and food for restaurants, offices, convenience stores and other companies.