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February 14, 2012

Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix announced on Tuesday that it promoted Kelly Williams-Puccio to executive director of the Publix Super Markets Charities. In her new position, Williams-Puccio will be responsible for the strategic direction of the charity foundation.

February 8, 2012

Time is money for busy professionals and weekend warriors who frequent Lowe’s stores and can’t afford to put a project on hold because of an upset stomach, minor cut or allergy outbreak.

February 8, 2012

Winn-Dixie is putting an emphasis on heart health by highlighting its pharmacy offerings.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie is putting an emphasis on heart health by highlighting its pharmacy offerings.

The company said guests can receive free cholesterol screenings at Winn-Dixie pharmacies and is partnering with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to offer a free treating high cholesterol guide, which is available in English and Spanish, in honor of American Heart Month.

February 7, 2012

The Chain Drug Marketing Association last month recognized several members at the association's 86th Annual Trade Expo in Kissimmee, Fla.

NOVI, Mich. — The Chain Drug Marketing Association last month recognized several members at the association's 86th Annual Trade Expo in Kissimmee, Fla.

CDMA awarded Powhatan Pharmacy Member of the Year; Today’s Optical was awarded Associate Member of the Year; Guardian Drug Company was named Store Brand Supplier of the Year; and Rochester Drug Company was named Store Brand Member of the Year.

February 7, 2012

Cardinal Health was granted a temporary restraining order Friday against the Drug Enforcement Administration's suspension order of its Lakeland, Fla., distribution center.

DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health was granted a temporary restraining order Friday against the Drug Enforcement Administration's suspension order of its Lakeland, Fla., distribution center.

A preliminary injunction hearing is currently scheduled for Feb. 13.

February 7, 2012

Kicking off the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference this week, NACDS chairman Robert Loeffler of H-E-B aimed to fuel the flames of excitement surrounding the 2013 debut of the NACDS Total Store Expo, while emphasizing 2012’s slate of NACDS events that are packed with educational programming and business opportunities.

NAPLES, Fla. — Kicking off the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Regional Chain Conference this week, NACDS chairman Robert Loeffler of H-E-B aimed to fuel the flames of excitement surrounding the 2013 debut of the NACDS Total Store Expo, while emphasizing 2012’s slate of NACDS events that are packed with educational programming and business opportunities.

February 6, 2012

Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday urged Regional Chain Conference attendees to participate in NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, a key initiative designed to shape the public policy arena.

NAPLES, Fla. — Leaders of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Monday urged Regional Chain Conference attendees to participate in NACDS RxImpact Day on Capitol Hill, a key initiative designed to shape the public policy arena. 

February 6, 2012

In the five years since he has led the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, president and CEO Steve Anderson has operated under a sound policy; so simple, it is the advice he gives his own children: “We don’t start any fights — but we sure are going to finish them.” On Monday, Anderson and NACDS chairman Bob Loeffler, who also serves as H-E-B chief administrative officer, told NACDS Regional Chain Conference attendees that now they are going to take that fight to the PBM lobby.

NAPLES, Fla. — In the five years since he has led the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, president and CEO Steve Anderson has operated under a sound policy; so simple, it is the advice he gives his own children: “We don’t start any fights — but we sure are going to finish them.” On Monday, Anderson and NACDS chairman Bob Loeffler, who also serves as H-E-B chief administrative officer, told NACDS Regional Chain Conference attendees here, that now they are going to take that fight to the PBM lobby.

February 2, 2012

Acosta Sales and Marketing on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of Griffin Strategic Advisors and will form a new business unit called AMG Strategic Advisors.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Acosta Sales and Marketing on Wednesday announced it has completed the acquisition of Griffin Strategic Advisors and will form a new business unit called AMG Strategic Advisors.

February 1, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Tuesday announced it will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters on March 9 to vote on the proposed Bi-Lo buyout of the southeastern grocer.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie on Tuesday announced it will hold a special meeting of shareholders at Winn-Dixie’s headquarters on March 9 to vote on the proposed Bi-Lo buyout of the southeastern grocer.

Under the terms of that definitive agreement, Bi-Lo will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Winn-Dixie stock in the merger at $9.50 in cash per share of Winn-Dixie common stock, representing a premium of approximately 75% over the closing price of Winn-Dixie common stock on Dec. 16.

January 31, 2012

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. last week voluntarily recalled from retailers one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort lotion that was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos. last week voluntarily recalled from retailers one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort lotion that was distributed in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.

This is not a consumer level recall and no action is required by consumers, the company stated.

January 30, 2012

The Food Marketing Institute on Monday honored three supermarket executives for their achievements in the industry during FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference in Orlando, Fla., the association announced.

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Food Marketing Institute on Monday honored three supermarket executives for their achievements in the industry during FMI’s Midwinter Executive Conference here, the association announced.

January 27, 2012

A specialty pharmacy chain has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A specialty pharmacy chain has earned accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Health Care.

BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy said ACHC accreditation indicates that the organizational management, internal processes, patient safety practices and service outcomes at BioPlus meet the highest standards.

January 27, 2012

Lady Speed Stick antiperspirant/deodorant is the title sponsor for the 2012 Women’s Half Marathon Series.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Lady Speed Stick antiperspirant/deodorant is the title sponsor for the 2012 Women’s Half Marathon Series.

The 2012 Lady Speed Stick Women’s Half Marathon Series consists of four events: Bloomington-Minneapolis, Minn. (Aug. 26); Nashville, (Sept. 22); Scottsdale-Tempe, Ariz. (Nov. 4) and St. Petersburg, Fla. (Nov. 18). The series, along with a companion 5k, should host more than 25,000 runners and walkers this year.

January 26, 2012

Pharmacists in Florida are hoping to expand the kinds of vaccinations they can administer, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Pharmacists in Florida are hoping to expand the kinds of vaccinations they can administer, according to published reports.

Tallahassee, Fla., CBS affiliate WTSP reported that a bill proposed in the state legislature would allow pharmacists to administer shots to prevent pneumonia and shingles. While pharmacists in Florida have been able to administer flu shots since 2007, the state remains one of the few where they can't administer pneumonia and shingles shots.

A committee in the state House of Representatives voted in favor of the bill, WTSP reported.

January 25, 2012

Pescanova USA is introducing a new line of frozen shrimp that doesn't contain additives or preservatives.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Pescanova USA is introducing a new line of frozen shrimp that doesn't contain additives or preservatives.

January 19, 2012

Scottish Spirits Imports is introducing a product that can be enjoyed on the go by featuring a resealable latex cap.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Scottish Spirits Imports is introducing a product that can be enjoyed on the go by featuring a resealable latex cap.

Scottish Spirits in a Can features the brand's single grain scotch whisky, containing 40% alcohol by volume and 80% proof, in a 100% recyclable aluminum can.

The suggested retail price is $5 for a can (12 fl. oz./355 ml) and is expected to roll out next month.

January 12, 2012

The U.S. division of Delhaize Group is looking to strengthen its position in the market by retiring one of its supermarket banners and closing several underperforming stores.

SALISBURY, N.C. — The U.S. division of Delhaize Group is looking to strengthen its position in the market by retiring one of its supermarket banners and closing several underperforming stores.

Delhaize America announced that it will retire its Bloom banner, which operates stores in Virginia and Maryland. Additionally, Delhaize America will close 126 underperforming stores, including 113 stores under the Food Lion banner, seven stores under the Bloom banner and six under the Bottom Dollar Food banner.

January 12, 2012

Fembody Nutrition on Monday named Paula Abdul their national celebrity spokeswoman for its line of nutritional supplements formulated for women and sold exclusively through GNC.

TAMPA, Fla. — Fembody Nutrition on Monday named Paula Abdul their national celebrity spokeswoman for its line of nutritional supplements formulated for women and sold exclusively through GNC. 

"I am thrilled to start this journey as Fembody Nutrition's spokeswoman," Abdul stated. "The truth is that with my grueling schedule, it is so hard to maintain a healthy diet and a strict wellness regimen," she said. "You can rely on Fembody Nutrition to supplement your everyday routine." 


January 10, 2012

Winn-Dixie on Tuesday joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative aimed at tipping the scales against the epidemic of diabetes, prediabetes and obesity by expanding access to community-based programs that use evidence-based approaches to help prevent and control diabetes.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Winn-Dixie on Tuesday joined the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, an initiative aimed at tipping the scales against the epidemic of diabetes, prediabetes and obesity by expanding access to community-based programs that use evidence-based approaches to help prevent and control diabetes.

January 4, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that election analyst and University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato will address attendees at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting on April 21 to 24 in Palm Beach, Fla.

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has announced that election analyst and University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato will address attendees at the 2012 NACDS Annual Meeting on April 21 to 24 in Palm Beach, Fla.

Sabato will offer remarks to NACDS Annual Meeting attendees during the business program on Sunday, April 22. 

January 3, 2012

Navarro Discount Pharmacy recently celebrated the opening of its 30th store in Homestead, Fla., in the Homestead Pavilion Shopping Center. The store further differentiates the retailer from its competition and caters to the Hispanic market with its mix of ethnic products, such as chili peppers, piñatas and Jumex nectars.


MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacy recently celebrated the opening of its 30th store in Homestead, Fla., in the Homestead Pavilion Shopping Center. The store further differentiates the retailer from its competition and caters to the Hispanic market with its mix of ethnic products, such as chili peppers, piñatas and Jumex nectars.


December 20, 2011

A Catalina Marketing online platform that provides digital and printable coupons is slated to launch a new consumer savings solution.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Catalina Marketing online platform that provides digital and printable coupons is slated to launch a new consumer savings solution.

December 15, 2011

The Winn-Dixie Foundation on Thursday announced it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad range of services critical to helping communities flourish and individuals triumph.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Winn-Dixie Foundation on Thursday announced it is investing nearly $1.4 million in neighborhoods across the Southeast through partnerships with 116 nonprofit organizations, providing a broad range of services critical to helping communities flourish and individuals triumph.

December 14, 2011

Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co. is bringing its Barnie's CoffeeKitchen line to Florida-area Walmart stores.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Barnie's Coffee & Tea Co. is bringing its Barnie's CoffeeKitchen line to Florida-area Walmart stores.

The company said the lineup will include 12 of the brand's bestselling coffees. What's more, the coffee flavors are classified by mood states (i.e., comforting, intriguing or robust), rather than roast level or growing region.

The suggested retail price is $8.78 for a 12-oz. bag.