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June 17, 2013

During the 2013 HBW conference held in San Antonio, from May 31 to June 3, one of the most anticipated events by attendees was The Showcase venue, which gave suppliers an opportunity to highlight their innovative new products or packaging to retailers and wholesalers attending the event.

SAN ANTONIO — During the 2013 HBW conference held in San Antonio, from May 31 to June 3, one of the most anticipated events by attendees was The Showcase. The Showcase venue gave suppliers an opportunity to highlight their innovative new products or packaging to retailers and wholesalers attending the event. The Showcase also offered an opportunity to present any type of merchandising vehicle available to display their products: floor or counter-top displays, pallet programs, clip strips, wing panels and others, as well as single retail Items.

June 17, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association commended Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing into law two significant pieces of legislation in support of Texas small business independent community pharmacies: HB 1358, legislation that provides common sense standards to pharmacy audits conducted by pharmacy benefit managers, and SB 1106, which provides transparency in generic maximum allowable costs, or MACs, for Medicaid plans.

 ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association commended Texas Gov. Rick Perry for signing into law two significant pieces of legislation in support of Texas small business independent community pharmacies: HB 1358, legislation that provides common sense standards to pharmacy audits conducted by pharmacy benefit managers, and SB 1106, which provides transparency in generic maximum allowable costs, or MACs, for Medicaid plans.

June 13, 2013

Only 15.5% of college students know that condoms don't fully protect a person from contacting the human papillomavirus, and this lack of knowledge can lead students to a false sense of security in their sexual practices, according to a new study in Radiologic Technology, a journal published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Only 15.5% of college students know that condoms don't fully protect a person from contacting the human papillomavirus, and this lack of knowledge can lead students to a false sense of security in their sexual practices, according to a new study in Radiologic Technology, a journal published by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.

June 6, 2013

Mirixa Corp. will integrate its web-based medication therapy management platform with PDX's pharmacy-automation system, under a deal between the two companies.

FORT WORTH, Texas — Mirixa Corp. will integrate its web-based medication therapy management platform with PDX's pharmacy-automation system, under a deal between the two companies.

Mirixa and PDX said the deal would integrate MirixaPro with the PDX Classic Pharmacy System and the PDX Enterprise Pharmacy System.

June 5, 2013

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners on Wednesday commended Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada lawmakers for passage of Assembly Bill 170, which provides Nevada patients with full and direct access to nurse practitioner services by right-sizing state regulations.

AUSTIN, Texas — The American Association of Nurse Practitioners on Wednesday commended Gov. Brian Sandoval and Nevada lawmakers for passage of Assembly Bill 170, which provides Nevada patients with full and direct access to nurse practitioner services by right-sizing state regulations.

The Governor signed the measure into law during a late-night session on Monday.

June 5, 2013

Whole Foods Market is celebrating Hemp History Week, which is a nationwide education campaign that runs from June 3 to 9 to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products, by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products, including body care products.

AUSTIN, Texas  — Whole Foods Market is celebrating Hemp History Week, which is a nationwide education campaign that runs from June 3 to 9 to raise awareness about the benefits of hemp products, by spotlighting more than 300 hemp products, including body care products.  
 

June 4, 2013

Logile announced today that Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle has fully implemented Logile’s Execution and Compliance Management solution across its supermarket banners, convenience stores, corporate office and retail support centers.

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — Logile on Tuesday announced today that Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle has fully implemented Logile’s Execution and Compliance Management solution across its supermarket banners, convenience stores, corporate office and retail support centers.

May 30, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute Health and Wellness @Retail held in conjunction with the Global Market Development Center HBW Conference kicked off this week with a mission of bringing together retail pharmacy, nutrition, marketing and merchandising professionals with manufacturers and service providers to share insights on how stores can provide a one-stop shopping experience for today’s shoppers.

SAN ANTONIO — The Food Marketing Institute Health and Wellness @Retail held in conjunction with the Global Market Development Center HBW Conference kicked off this week with a mission of bringing together retail pharmacy, nutrition, marketing and merchandising professionals with manufacturers and service providers to share insights on how stores can provide a one-stop shopping experience for today’s shoppers.

The new hybrid event is being held May 29 to June 3 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country in San Antonio.

May 30, 2013

Sears Holdings Corp. has given an award to a healthcare inventory logistics company for results from its pharmacy inventory management and compliance software.

WESTLAKE, Texas — Sears Holdings Corp. has given an award to a healthcare inventory logistics company for results from its pharmacy inventory management and compliance software.

May 29, 2013

Texas has become the latest state to defeat a bill that critics say would limit the reach of knock-off versions of biotech drugs.

WASHINGTON — Texas has become the latest state to defeat a bill that critics say would limit the reach of knock-off versions of biotech drugs.

May 28, 2013

In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

PLANO, Texas — In celebration of its 120-year anniversary, the Cracker Jack brand from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division has evolved for today's consumers with modern prizes, more peanuts and new flavors joining the fold.

May 28, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @Retail conference in San Antonio on May 31, the association announced Monday.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Food Marketing Institute will announce the winners of its Gold Plate Award at Health and Wellness @Retail conference in San Antonio on May 31, the association announced Monday. The award was created through the work of FMI’s foundation, along with partner and founding supporter Nestlé USA, to highlight programs FMI retailer and wholesaler members have implemented to encourage family meals.

May 23, 2013

The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support the organization's tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma and Texas, the company announced on Thursday.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, will donate $25,000 to the American Red Cross to support the organization's tornado relief efforts in Oklahoma and Texas, the company announced on Thursday.  

In addition, the Charitable Trust will match tornado relief donations to the Red Cross from CVS Caremark's employees up to an additional $25,000, resulting in a potential combined donation from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and CVS Caremark colleagues of at least $75,000.

May 22, 2013

Bartlett was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. arm of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory firm serving corporations, nonprofits and associations in 52 countries.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart has appointed Dan Bartlett, former senior counselor to George W. Bush, as its EVP of corporate affairs. Bartlett was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. arm of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory firm serving corporations, nonprofits and associations in 52 countries.

May 16, 2013

On May 1, Brookshire's Grocery held a grand opening ceremony for a new Super 1 Foods located at 9 Fair Ave. in Winnsboro, Texas, with a ribbon-cutting event. The company converted the store, which it purchased last year, from the Kaye's Fod Market format.

WINNSBORO, Texas — On May 1, Brookshire's Grocery Co. held a grand opening ceremony for a new Super 1 Foods located at 9 Fair Ave. here with a ribbon-cutting event. The company converted the store, which it purchased last year, from the Kaye's Fod Market format.

On hand for the ribbon-cutting was Chamber of Commerce president Dustin Wright and Brookshire Grocery Co. president and CEO Rick Rayford. Super 1 Foods Store Director Josh Black presented donation checks totaling $1,000 each to Franklin Parish High School and Dixie Youth Baseball.

May 10, 2013

Inventure Foods, a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, has received certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization for its Boulder Canyon natural foods products and manufacturing facilities in Bluffton, Ind., and Goodyear, Ariz., the company stated.

PHOENIX — Inventure Foods, a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer, has received certification from the Gluten-Free Certification Organization for its Boulder Canyon natural foods products and manufacturing facilities in Bluffton, Ind., and Goodyear, Ariz., the company stated.

May 6, 2013

Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has appointed Jim Rose as president of marketing services.

PLANO, Texas — Crossmark, a sales and marketing services company, has appointed Jim Rose as president of marketing services.

May 6, 2013

H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 12th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during a banquet at Austin’s Hilton Hotel.

AUSTIN, Texas — H-E-B on Friday announced statewide winners of the 12th annual H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards during a banquet at Austin’s Hilton Hotel. At the ceremony, H-E-B chairman and CEO Charles Butt disbursed $585,000 in cash awards and grants and personally congratulated 23 educators, campuses, school districts and one early childhood agency for being among the best in Texas.

May 6, 2013

Ruffles potato chips, one of the flagship brand's from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced today the launch of a new Ultimate Tangy Honey Mustard flavor potato chip and a comical marketing campaign in television, cinema and digital that is inspired by 1970s grindhouse-style action movies.

PLANO, Texas — Ruffles potato chips, one of the flagship brand's from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, announced today the launch of a new Ultimate Tangy Honey Mustard flavor potato chip and a comical marketing campaign in television, cinema and digital that is inspired by 1970s grindhouse-style action movies.

April 26, 2013

Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health have partnered with Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle from Texas A&M, to "Go Pro" with his oral care and to help others "Go Pro" in their careers, with a donation to the international non-profit organization Dress for Success.

CINCINNATI — Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health have partnered with Luke Joeckel, offensive tackle from Texas A&M, to "Go Pro" with his oral care and to help others "Go Pro" in their careers, with a donation to the international non-profit organization Dress for Success.

April 24, 2013

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — in hair care appliances? Revlon thinks so and has launched a set of styling tools for the retail market dubbed Nano Diamond.

EL PASO, Texas — Diamonds are a girl’s best friend — in hair care appliances? Revlon thinks so and has launched a set of styling tools for the retail market dubbed Nano Diamond.

Diamonds deliver the highest thermal conductivity of any known solid, and low friction for improved heat transfer and faster, smoother, snag-free styling, according to the company. Tourmaline and ceramic also can be found in this line for frizz-free locks, shiny strands and even heat transfer for healthier results.
 
The line includes:

April 23, 2013

RadioShack has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said.

FORT WORTH, Texas — RadioShack Corp. has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target Corp. amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said Tuesday.

RadioShack said it had stopped operating its Target Mobile centers before the end of last month. The company had operated mobile phone kiosks inside Target stores. The company posted first quarter 2013 quarter sales of $849 million and a loss of $43 million, compared with $913 million last year and a loss of $8 million.

April 23, 2013

At the Whataburger Family Convention, a biannual gathering of more than 2,000 Whataburger attendees, CEO Preston Atkinson announced Whataburger will launch into retail stores for the first time by bottling its line of condiments for exclusive availability at all Texas and Mexico H-E-B stores.

SAN ANTONIO — Today, at the Whataburger Family Convention, a biannual gathering of more than 2,000 Whataburger attendees, CEO Preston Atkinson announced Whataburger will launch into retail stores for the first time by bottling its line of condiments — Fancy Ketchup, Spicy Ketchup and Original Mustard — making them available exclusively at all Texas and Mexico H-E-B stores this summer. H-E-B will also add a new product based on Whataburger’s iconic brand called Whatafries.

April 19, 2013

A veterinary group in Texas is urging pet owners to protect their cats and dogs from heartworms.

AUSTIN, Texas — A veterinary group in Texas is urging pet owners to protect their cats and dogs from heartworms.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association is marking Heartworm Awareness Month in April, warning about the ease by which mosquitoes can transmit the illness to pets.

April 16, 2013

Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, announced this week the company is introducing completely "re-imagined" packaging across its Lay's Wavy brand line of chips and is adding a new garlic-flavored chip to the lineup.

PLANO, Texas — Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, announced this week the company is introducing completely "re-imagined" packaging across its Lay's Wavy brand line of chips and is adding a new garlic-flavored chip to the lineup.

The company is launching new Lay’s Wavy Roasted Garlic & Sea Salt flavored chips. The potato chips will be available in stores nationwide this month in a 9 1/2-oz. bag for a suggested retail price of $4.29. Single-serve sizes will be available for a limited time at participating retailers beginning summer 2013.