Dougherty’s raises bar with unique offering
DALLAS — Eighty-two-year-old independent Dougherty’s Pharmacy is operating a pharmacy inside the Forest Park Medical Center, which it opened in August. The pharmacy’s decor includes Italian tile wall treatments, a wavy wall behind the cash wrap and works by local Dallas artists. It also features a state-of-the-art compounding lab; private consultation room with audio-video capability; private prescription pickup window; products, including home medical equipment, OTC items and supplements, and a mix of gift and beauty products; a floral department; and on-site massage therapy and reflexology services.
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New Gum Star Wars toothbrushes aim to help children establish healthy dental habits
CHICAGO — Hitting retail shelves for spring is the new line of Gum Star Wars-branded toothbrushes from Sunstar Americas, in partnership with Lucasfilm.
The new toothbrushes are designed to encourage children to learn how to perfect their brushing skills. According to a national survey, a majority of dentists said that children don’t brush long enough (90%) or properly (76%). However, nearly all dentists (99%) agree that making brushing fun, and the type of toothbrush used, can help motivate children to brush their teeth and establish healthy dental habits.
The Gum Star Wars line of toothbrushes features three different products that come in unique character designs:
The Gum Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush is lightsaber-shaped and flashes for 60-second intervals to encourage longer brushing. Plus, interdental trim bristles align with the interdental arch to gently remove plaque between teeth. The unique molded lightsaber design is available in three character: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader.
The Gum Star Wars power toothbrush features ultra-soft oscillating bristles that gently massage gums and teeth, along with a suction cup base that reduces counter clutter and helps keep the brush head clean. The toothbrush is available in two characters: Darth Vader and Clone Captain Rex; and
The Gum Star Wars manual toothbrush comes in a twin pack and includes soft bristles with Dome Trim, which, according to the manufacturer, is clinically proven to provide exceptional plaque removal on tooth surfaces and below the gum line. The toothbrush is available in four characters: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader and Clone Captain Rex.
GMDC creates new post to direct expansion into digital media
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center on Thursday named Kellee Hardy the association’s communications specialist.
"With the growing importance of digital media and communications, new innovations to reach our target audience, and the increasing presence of social media, GMDC set out to find an excellent fit to work in our communications department," GMDC director industry insights and communications Mark Mechelse said. "With a spirit of service and excellence to serve our retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service companies, we were very fortunate to add Kellee Hardy to fulfill a newly created role in our organization. … GMDC is planning to greatly enhance its presence in digital media, and Kellee will play a key role in providing and implementing those communications to our members."
Kellee has more than 17 years of customer service and marketing experience and has a degree in communications from Texas State University. She has a diverse background including TV media relations, promotions, Web development, social media and trade shows. As communications specialist, Kellee will be responsible for the management of GMDC’s social media platforms and editorial interface with members and non-members through trade and public relations. The scope of her responsibilities will also include the maintenance and enhancement of existing company websites. She will also publish the GMDC weekly e-newsletter "Business Spotlight" that reaches more than 4,500 companies, executives and decision-makers with the latest news on business trends, consumer and industry updates.