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October 17, 2012

Kroger has extended a pharmacy call center pilot project with Koncert IT through February 2013, according to a report published Tuesday by JournalNews.

HAMILTON, Ohio — Kroger has extended a pharmacy call center pilot project with Koncert IT through February 2013, according to a report published Tuesday by JournalNews

"Right now [Kroger is] looking at possible infrastructure expansion in the event that it continues to move forward," Walt McLaren, president of Koncert IT, told JournalNews

October 16, 2012

During the last three football seasons, Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders has helped Troy Polamalu’s legendary hair take on a life of its own, which included securing a million dollar hair insurance policy and immortalizing him in wax.

CINCINNATI — During the last three football seasons, Procter & Gamble’s Head & Shoulders has helped Troy Polamalu’s legendary hair take on a life of its own, which included securing a million dollar hair insurance policy and immortalizing him in wax. For the 2012 NFL season, Head & Shoulders is turning the spotlight on men and their hair by giving them a deep education on how to get hair as prolific as Polamalu’s.

October 10, 2012

Procter & Gamble's Oral-B is teaming up with dental expert Jonathan Levine to encourage people to "power up" their oral health routine, while addressing the urgent need for oral health care in select areas of the United States.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble's Oral-B is teaming up with dental expert Jonathan Levine to encourage people to "power up" their oral health routine, while addressing the urgent need for oral health care in select areas of the United States.

October 5, 2012

Kroger has become a member of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club.

CINCINNATI — Kroger has become a member of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Million Dollar Club. The USHCC Million Dollar Club recognizes corporations that are leaders in supplier diversity and integrating Hispanic business enterprises into their strategic sourcing and procurement process. Corporations qualify by spending between $25 million to more than $500 million with Hispanic suppliers in the previous year.

This is Kroger's third consecutive year of qualifying for membership.

October 5, 2012

Comedian Larry the Cable Guy over the next three months will be making his way to sporting events across the country to help introduce Procter & Gamble's recently launched Prilosec OTC Wildberry.

CINCINNATI — Comedian Larry the Cable Guy over the next three months will be making his way to sporting events across the country to help introduce Procter & Gamble's recently launched Prilosec OTC Wildberry. The Cable Guy will be kicking things off at the Talladega Superspeedway Oct. 7.

October 4, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s men’s grooming brand Gillette has announced the launch of its “My City is My Gym” campaign, which encourages men to take their exercise routines outdoors and put Gillette’s Odor Shield antiperspirant/deodorant to the test.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s men’s grooming brand Gillette has announced the launch of its “My City is My Gym” campaign, which encourages men to take their exercise routines outdoors and put Gillette’s Odor Shield antiperspirant/deodorant to the test.

October 4, 2012

CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has opened three walk-in clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic has opened three walk-in clinics inside CVS/pharmacy stores in the Cincinnati and Dayton metropolitan areas.

Three more clinics, two in the Cincinnati area and one in Dayton, are expected to open over the next four months with additional locations in both markets anticipated in 2013.

MinuteClinic launched its first retail medical clinics in Ohio in 2006 and now has 33 walk-in clinics inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton markets.

October 4, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene has teamed up with singer and actress Maite Perroni to support the Beautiful Lengths hair donation program during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s hair care brand Pantene has teamed up with singer and actress Maite Perroni to support the Beautiful Lengths hair donation program during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Created in 2006, Pantene Beautiful Lengths inspires people to grow, cut and donate their healthy hair to create free wigs for women who have lost their hair because of cancer treatments.

October 3, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s mouthwash brand Scope is introducing new branding and packaging.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s mouthwash brand Scope is introducing new branding and packaging.

The brand’s new persona is described as “Courage Encouraged” — a tingly, fear-destroyer that freshens breath and provides consumers with “kiss-ready confidence.”

October 2, 2012

Procter & Gamble has introduced its Pantene Expert Collection, which addresses the needs of both aging hair and extreme hair damage.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has introduced its Pantene Expert Collection, which addresses the needs of both aging hair and extreme hair damage.

September 25, 2012

For the sixth consecutive year, Kroger has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October as part of its Giving Hope a Hand initiative.

CINCINNATI — For the sixth consecutive year, Kroger has committed $3 million in donations for local breast cancer initiatives across the country to support National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October as part of its Giving Hope a Hand initiative. 

September 24, 2012

Kroger has introduced a new private-label brand that's designed to take the guesswork out of food selection by providing shoppers with access to nearly 250 "honest, easy and affordable items for simply better living."

CINCINNATI — Kroger has introduced a new private-label brand that's designed to take the guesswork out of food selection by providing shoppers with access to nearly 250 "honest, easy and affordable items for simply better living."

September 19, 2012

Procter & Gamble Company and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have kicked off the fifth annual Give Hope program and its “Do It For the Girls!” campaign designed to rally women to take control of their breast health, take action and create an early detection plan in the fight against breast cancer.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble Company and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have kicked off the fifth annual Give Hope program and its “Do It For the Girls!” campaign designed to rally women to take control of their breast health, take action and create an early detection plan in the fight against breast cancer.

September 17, 2012

Procter & Gamble has delivered its 5 billionth liter of clean drinking water through its charitable program.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has delivered its 5 billionth liter of clean drinking water through its charitable program.

September 14, 2012

KSS Retail, a Dunnhumby company, on Thursday announced that Bi-Lo, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has extended its business relationship with KSS Retail.

CINCINNATI — KSS Retail, a Dunnhumby company, on Thursday announced that Bi-Lo, the Jacksonville, Fla.-based parent company of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, has extended its business relationship with KSS Retail.

What began as an assignment with the Bi-Lo banner now has grown to include price modeling and optimization services for the Winn-Dixie banner.

September 13, 2012

Kroger announced that its board of directors has raised the company's quarterly dividend by about 30%, to 15 cents per share.

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that its board of directors has raised the company's quarterly dividend by about 30%, to 15 cents per share.

The dividend will be paid on Dec. 1 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on Nov. 15. Since reinstating dividends in 2006, Kroger has increased the dividend each year and expects to continue to do so.

September 7, 2012

Kroger president, COO and director Rodney McMullen told analysts Friday morning that the grocer is gearing up for Walgreens' reunion with Express Scripts' pharmacy network as of Sept. 15.

CINCINNATI — Kroger president, COO and director Rodney McMullen told analysts Friday morning that the grocer is gearing up for Walgreens' reunion with Express Scripts' pharmacy network as of Sept. 15. "We've done a lot of research to make sure we understand those customers — what they like about Kroger, what they like about Walgreens — and we've aggressively worked on trying to make sure that the things those customers liked better about Walgreens, [that] we've changed that," he said.

September 5, 2012

Tide is celebrating its continued partnership with the National Football League with its "Show Us Your Colors" campaign.

CINCINNATI — Tide is celebrating its continued partnership with the National Football League with its "Show Us Your Colors" campaign.

September 4, 2012

Kroger has announced that it is offering $25 flu shots at more than 1,900 Kroger pharmacy locations nationwide and at The Little Clinic locations inside select stores.

CINCINNATI — Kroger has announced that it is offering $25 flu shots at more than 1,900 Kroger pharmacy locations nationwide and at The Little Clinic locations inside select stores.

Flu shots are available for ages 2 years and older and high-dose flu shots are available for patients ages 65 years and older.

Certified pharmacists, The Little Clinic nurse practitioners or physician assistants administer all flu shots. Kroger pharmacies accept most insurance plans including Medicare.

September 4, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice brand debuted on Tuesday its new NFL marketing campaign centered around the Old Spice Champion scent lineup, featuring Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s Old Spice brand debuted on Tuesday its new NFL marketing campaign centered around the Old Spice Champion scent lineup, featuring Green Bay Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.

Jennings, who won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers, will appear as the brand's newest Old Spice spokesman in a series of humorous television and print advertisements showcasing the countless ways that Old Spice champion and "Believing in Your Smellf" can help guys overcome adversity and win on and off the football field.

August 30, 2012

Kroger announced that its customers can enjoy their summer fuel savings through December.

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that its customers can enjoy their summer fuel savings through December.

Customers now will be able to earn and redeem their fuel points to save up to $2 off per gallon at Kroger family of stores fuel centers through Dec. 31, a three-month extension of the current promotion. Customers will continue to earn and redeem up to 2,000 fuel points through regular purchases and special offers. The company also noted that its promotion doubles the maximum points redeemable for a discount.

August 20, 2012

Prasco Labs is distributing an authorized generic version of a respiratory drug under an agreement with the branded drug's manufacturer.

CINCINNATI, Ohio — Prasco Labs is distributing an authorized generic version of a respiratory drug under an agreement with the branded drug's manufacturer.

August 15, 2012

Kroger on Tuesday announced it will place self-use health screening kiosks at all of its 1,950 locations to help their pharmacy patients "know their numbers."

CINCINNATI — Kroger on Tuesday announced it will place self-use health screening kiosks at all of its 1,950 locations to help their pharmacy patients "know their numbers."

"Our customers tell us they want to make healthy choices but don't always know where to start," Kroger's health strategy coordinator Matthew Feltman said. "We're pleased to expand the availability of Kroger HealthCenters to help customers take their first steps toward overall health and wellness."

August 13, 2012

Pampers is teaming up with Olympians and moms Jennie Finch and Dominique Moceanu to pay homage to Team USA while continuing to celebrate the unique spirit of play found within each and every baby.

CINCINNATI — Pampers is teaming up with Olympians and moms Jennie Finch and Dominique Moceanu to pay homage to Team USA while continuing to celebrate the unique spirit of play found within each and every baby.

August 10, 2012

DunnhumbyUSA has appointed a new VP business development.

CINCINNATI — DunnhumbyUSA has appointed a new VP business development.

The company said Brian Murphy will be responsible in leading its growth with retail partners in consumer markets, adding that Murphy's role "is instrumental in aligning business objectives and strategy to build measurable and sustainable value as DunnhumbyUSA expands its retail footprint into industry verticals such as apparel, beauty and food service."

Murphy joins DunnhumbyUSA from SBC Advertising, a leading retail advertising agency in Columbus, Ohio.