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August 26, 2013

Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds, and this September, Dollar General, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, will celebrate and honor the nation’s schools and teachers, the discount retailer announced.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General’s Every Day Heroes program recognizes ordinary people doing extraordinary deeds, and this September, Dollar General, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, will celebrate and honor the nation’s schools and teachers, the discount retailer announced. 

August 26, 2013

Representatives at Edge shave gel have announced the return of Edge Irritation Solutions, a campaign designed to relieve irritations for men one tweet at a time.

SHELTON, Conn. — Representatives at Edge shave gel have announced the return of Edge Irritation Solutions, a campaign designed to relieve irritations for men one tweet at a time.

First launched in 2010, the Edge Irritation Solutions campaign struck a chord with Twitter users around the country by providing real-time irritation relief to people venting their frustrations online.

August 26, 2013

Braun, which is a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, has announced that triple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is the new global ambassador for Braun’s male power grooming range.

KRONBERG, Germany — Braun, which is a subsidiary of Procter & Gamble, has announced that triple Formula 1 world champion Sebastian Vettel is the new global ambassador for Braun’s male power grooming range.

The collaboration also marks the launch of the Braun global campaign “Hold on to your Dreams.”

August 26, 2013

Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter and its vendor Titan Farms on Friday donated approximately 28,725 lbs. of peaches to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina to help feed the hungry in the local community. The donation is part of the retailer’s participation in the “Peaches with A Purpose” program sponsored by peach grower Titan Farms. 

August 26, 2013

Stop & Shop is launching nine new pickup locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of its partnership with online grocer and sister company Peapod.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is launching nine new pickup locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as part of its partnership with online grocer and sister company Peapod.

The two retailers, owned by Carlisle, Pa.-based Ahold USA, said the new pickup spots would allow shoppers to order groceries online for easy pickup. The stores included are in Braintree, Mass.; Cohasset, Mass.; East Weymouth, Mass.; Harwich, Mass.; Milford, Mass.; North Attleboro, Mass.; Providence, R.I.; Pawtucket, R.I.; and Cranston, R.I.

August 26, 2013

Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Monday introduced Advil Film Coated tablets featuring a new, fast-dissolving technology, along with a specially formulated ultra-thin coating, that speeds the ibuprofen mode of action.

MADISON, N.J. — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare on Monday introduced Advil Film Coated tablets featuring a new, fast-dissolving technology, along with a specially formulated ultra-thin coating, that speeds the ibuprofen mode of action. According to the company, the new tablet provides the speed and power of a liquid filled capsule in the more popular tablet form.

August 26, 2013

Safeway on Friday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.20 per share. 

The dividend matches what Safeway had issued in the previous quarter. Shares were down 19 cents for the day, closing at $26.69.  

August 26, 2013

Former Kinray owner Stewart Rahr has made a large donation to an organization looking for a cure for prostate cancer.

NEW YORK — Former Kinray owner Stewart Rahr has made a large donation to an organization looking for a cure for prostate cancer.

Saying the move "stunned the crowd," Rahr announced at a gathering at the Hamptons on New York's Long Island that he would donate $3 million to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, an initiative run by investor Michael Milken, who was host to the event.

Other attendees included David Koch, Eddie Trump, former New York Gov. David Patterson and others.

August 26, 2013

Nearly half of families rely on recipes that are fast and easy to make for dinner, according to a new survey of shoppers by supermarket chain Stop & Shop.

QUINCY, Mass. — Nearly half of families rely on recipes that are fast and easy to make for dinner, according to a new survey of shoppers by supermarket chain Stop & Shop.

August 26, 2013

Walgreens announced that this year's flu shots are now available at all Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday announced that this year's flu shots are now available at all Walgreens pharmacies, Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens and Duane Reade pharmacies in New York. 

August 23, 2013

HIV continues to disproportionately affect African-Americans and Hispanics, prompting a recent seminar in New York that included pop singer Alicia Keys, New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and others.

NEW YORK — While a multitude of drugs have come on the market for treating HIV, the disease continues to disproportionately affect African-Americans and Hispanics, prompting a recent seminar in New York that included pop singer Alicia Keys, New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel and others.

August 23, 2013

Coty has introduced the new Halle Berry Exotic Jasmine fragrance.

NEW YORK — Coty Inc. has introduced the new Halle Berry Exotic Jasmine fragrance.

According to the company, the fragrance has a backdrop of wood notes and skin musks that embraces the star note — Jasmine — in its purest form. Top notes of fresh violet leaf, bright neroli and airy cyclamen lead to blossoming jasmine sambac, plumeria blossom and fluid hedione. The fragrance dries down to a warm base of white cedar, soft vetiver and skin musk that lingers on the skin.

August 23, 2013

Cutex has received a U.S. patent for its Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover, the manufacturer has announced.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has received a U.S. patent for its Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover, the manufacturer has announced.

Positioned as the first innovation in nail polish remover in more than 15 years, the Advanced Revival formula combines acetone with natural botanical nourishing oils including apricot seed, flax seed and parilla oils, for stronger, healthier nails. Cutex Advanced Revival Nail Polish Remover promises to remove polish twice as fast as other brands.

August 23, 2013

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation on Thursday awarded more than $2.5 million in grants to approximately 650 schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations to support youth literacy programs.

"Youth literacy grants from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation are awarded at the beginning of the academic year to help make a distinct impact on the communities we serve by supporting programs that improve education and enhance literacy," stated Rick Dreiling, Dollar General's chairman and CEO. 

August 23, 2013

Dollar Tree generated 3.7% in same-store sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 3, beating analyst estimates, and recorded $1.9 billion in consolidated net sales, an 8.8% increase.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Dollar Tree generated 3.7% in same-store sales for its second quarter ended Aug. 3, beating analyst estimates, and recorded $1.9 billion in consolidated net sales, an 8.8% increase. 

Shares of Dollar Tree closed Thursday at $53.13, 88 cents higher than the previous close. 

August 23, 2013

Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic treatment for epilepsy, the company said.

HYDERABAD, India — Indian drug maker Dr. Reddy's Labs has launched a generic treatment for epilepsy, the company said.

Dr. Reddy's announced the launch of divalproex sodium extended-release tablets in the 250-mg and 500-mg strengths, used to treat epileptic seizures. The 250-mg tablets are available in bottle count sizes of 100, while the 500-mg tablets are available in sizes of 100 and 500.

August 23, 2013

Kinney Drugs announced the appointment of Jim Spencer to president. Prior to the announcement, Spencer had served as COO.

Gouverneur, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs Inc. announced today the appointment of Jim Spencer to president. Prior to the announcement, Spencer had served as COO.

In this expanded role, Spencer will be responsible for the total customer experience and strategic growth of the company's retail drug stores. In addition to overseeing pharmacy and retail operations, marketing and merchandising, he will assume oversight responsibilities for company logistics. Spencer will continue to report to Bridget-ann Hart, R.Ph., president of Kinney healthcare services.

August 23, 2013

Looking to find the best facial hair in America, Wahl is kicking off its annual Wahl Man of the Year competition and is sending a 30-ft. mobile barbershop city to city.

STERLING, Ill. — Looking to find the best facial hair in America, Wahl is kicking off its annual Wahl Man of the Year competition and is sending a 30-ft. mobile barbershop city to city.

"For many guys, facial hair is much more than a trend—it's a badge of honor," stated Steve Yde, marketing director for Wahl. "That's why the Wahl Man of the Year contest exists. It's about recognizing and honoring those who not only wear facial hair, but do it with pride."

August 22, 2013

Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

ZAANDAM, Netherlands — Abbe Luersman has been appointed as chief human resources officer of Ahold, the Dutch supermarket-operating company said Thursday.

August 22, 2013

Astellas Pharma has introduced a new drug for preventing the body from rejecting transplanted organs, the company said.

NORTHBROOK, Ill. — Astellas Pharma has introduced a new drug for preventing the body from rejecting transplanted organs, the company said Thursday.

The drug maker announced the availability of Astagraf XL (tacrolimus) extended-release capsules in pharmacies. The drug is designed for use in kidney transplant patients with Genenetech's CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) and corticosteroids, with or without induction of Novartis' Simulect (basiliximab).

August 22, 2013

Revolution Foods, a company founded and run by two moms, is introducing new Meal Kits, a product the company hopes will revolutionize the convenient meal category.

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August 22, 2013

CVS Caremark is continuing its efforts to battle the national prescription drug abuse epidemic by tapping its database to identify and stop inappropriate prescribing of high-risk drugs and is working at the federal and state levels to implement policy changes to curb prescription drug abuse.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark is continuing its efforts to battle the national prescription drug abuse epidemic by tapping its database to identify and stop inappropriate prescribing of high-risk drugs and is working at the federal and state levels to implement policy changes to curb prescription drug abuse.

August 22, 2013

Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fred's Super Dollar on Wednesday announced that its board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share. 

The dividend is payable on Sept. 16, 2013, to shareholders of record as of Sept. 2, 2013.

Fred's operates 697 discount general merchandise stores, including 21 franchised Fred's stores, in the southeastern United States.

August 22, 2013

Merrick Pet Care announced a new line of cat food and a new marketing campaign behind a fictional, "acclaimed" food critic, W. "Mittens" Bloomfield.

AMARILLO, Texas — Merrick Pet Care announced today a new line of cat food and a new marketing campaign behind a fictional, "acclaimed" food critic, W. "Mittens" Bloomfield.

August 22, 2013

Inc. magazine released its annual Inc. 5000 list of top companies and for the second straight year, Onco360 has been named one of the fastest growing companies in America, the company stated.

NEW YORK — Inc. magazine released its annual Inc. 5000 list of top companies and for the second straight year, Onco360 has been named one of the fastest growing companies in America, the company stated. When evaluated by revenue, Onco360 is the No. 1 New York State healthcare company on the list.