APhA seeks nominations for new awards, honors
WASHINGTON — The American Pharmacists Association announced that nominations are being accepted for its practitioner awards and honors, which are administered by the APhA Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.
APhA said that the awards, which will be presented at the APhA annual meeting and exposition in Los Angeles in March 2013, include the new APhA-APPM Pharmacy Management Excellence award and three new APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement awards. Nominees are being sought for the following awards and honors:
Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence award: Established in 1964 and named in honor of the first president of the American Pharmaceutical Association, this premier practice award recognizes an APhA member, in any practice setting, who has distinguished himself or herself and the profession of pharmacy by sustained outstanding performance and achievement;
APhA-APPM Pharmacy Management Excellence award: Established in 2012 and to be first presented at APhA2013, the award is intended to recognize an APhA member in any practice setting who has distinguished himself/herself and the profession by outstanding performance in the area of pharmacy management;
APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement awards: The APhA-APPM Distinguished Achievement awards are intended to recognize individuals who have made a significant or sustained contribution to pharmacy practice and have advanced the missions of APhA and APhA-APPM. Up to three recognitions will be presented each year and the individual awards will be as follows: Distinguished Achievement in Pharmacy Practice, Distinguished Achievement in Pharmacy Management and Distinguished Achievement in Service; and
APhA Fellow: This honor recognizes APhA members, with a minimum of 10 years of exemplary professional experience and achievements in professional practice, who have rendered outstanding service to the profession through activities in APhA and in other organizations. Up to 10 APhA Fellows can be selected by APhA-APPM each year.
Nominations are due by Sept. 1.
Kroger expands Signature store format
FORT WORTH, Texas — Kroger has opened a Signature store in the Fort Worth, Texas, market.
The 100,000-sq.-ft. store, which includes a fuel center, places more emphasis on an interactive customer experience and offers more natural and organic foods, chef-prepared meal solutions and ethnic and gourmet food choices. Along with the fuel center, the new store features a pharmacy and offers a vast wine and beer selection. Kroger currently has 30 Signature stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.
"We have served the city of Fort Worth for many years with five stores," said Gary Huddleston, consumer affairs director for Kroger. "We remodeled several locations in the city to Signature stores some years ago, but we’re excited to build this location from the ground up to better fit the needs and wants of the growing population in that area."
British firm launches shaving line for ‘real American men’
LONDON — British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.
Dreadnought launched in America on June 12 with a preshave oil, shaving cream, post-shave balm, travel sized “Avenger” shaving brush, “Spartan” double edge safety razor and silver technology antiperspirant deodorant. The brand’s tagline: “The Ultimate Shaving Experience For Real American Men.”
The range of Dreadnought shaving products was designed and engineered to tackle the toughest of beards while reducing razor rash, burn, cuts, nicks and ingrown hairs.
Dreadnought contains Decelerine, which reduces the appearance of beard growth while also moisturizing and protecting the skin to allow for the closest of shaves. The signature scent is based on a fresh and classic English barbershop scent with a modern twist. In tests, Decelerine showed a 30% decrease in hair length as well as a 16% reduction in hair density after 60 days, the company stated.
Dreadnought uses totally recyclable packaging and the formula is paraben free.