American Greetings’ L’Chayim to Life! collection highlights Passover holiday
CLEVELAND — In an effort to reach consumers that celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover, American Greetings has introduced a new collection of greeting cards.
This year’s L’Chayim to Life! collection includes depictions of traditional symbols of the holiday, as well as more humorous takes on the practices that occur over the eight-day celebration, which will take place from sunset on April 18 through April 26.
Consumers can find this year’s L’Chayim to Life! Passover greetings at participating drug chains, grocery stores and mass retailers nationwide, as well as in American Greetings and Carlton Cards retail stores.
Deloitte reports rise in spending index for February
NEW YORK — The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index rose to more than 4% during the month of February, thanks to slight improvements in two sectors.
The index attempts to track consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending and is comprised of four components: unemployment claims, tax burden, real wages and real home prices. It rose to 4.02% from 3.92% in January.
Alison Paul, vice chairman and retail sector leader for Deloitte, said that looking ahead, retailers unsurprisingly are concerned about rising costs. “Retailers should consider costs across the entire supply chain, from strategic sourcing at the back end to the technologies and analysis they use for monitoring inventories and product movement at the front end,” Paul suggested.
Harris Teeter gears up for Operation Medicine Drop
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter has teamed up with local law enforcement to help consumers dispose of unused or expired medications.
The supermarket operator said Operation Medicine Drop, which is scheduled for March 26, allows customers to drop off unused or expired medications at 1-of-6 Harris Teeter locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., where law enforcement from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Huntsville police departments will dispose of them properly. Levine Children’s Hospital of Charlotte, N.C., also is participating in Operation Medicine Drop.
For a list of which Harris Teeter locations are participating in Operation Medicine Drop, click here.