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Walgreens taking over pharmacies, a shot in the arm for Bi-Mart  (access required)

Jettisoning Bi-Mart’s pharmacy business, which is being acquired by Walgreens, was a matter of survival for the employee-owned membership discount store chain. Vice President of Advertising and Marketing Don Leber, based in Eugene, Oregon, ticked off several reasons the chain’s pharmacy business was dragging down the company. Bi-Mart operates five ...

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Construction shines in this year’s Top Projects  (access required)

Construction professionals from many specialties celebrated successes Thursday night as Idaho Business Review (IBR) Top Projects speakers shared highlights from a year unlike any other seen before. “You have weathered the pandemic, and (the) election, labor shortages, supply chain issues, change orders and Zoom to get here. Just being here in ...

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A hard year for farmers (access required)

Between the drought and the extreme heat this summer, the crop outlook isn’t great for Idaho. Now on the last downhill toward the end of harvest, it’s time to take a look at what this year’s been like for Idaho ...

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Hemp manufacturer secures Jerome County location, over $3M in funding  (access required)

Hempitecture Inc. is closing in on its new Jerome County-based manufacturing plant following its recent location finalization and its nearly $3.7 million funding campaign, exceeding its goal by over $1 million. “The overwhelming response to our round I believe signals a strong interest and excitement in what ...

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Don’t confuse shortage with scarcity  

A sign in the window of the front office of the Mountain Village Lodge in Stanley this past weekend asked people to be kind because they are short staffed. Regardless of staffing, that’s a reasonable request generally. As to the reason, though, the ...

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