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Environmental Protection Agency recognizes local Price Chopper store

BY Alaric DeArment

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. A Northeast supermarket chain’s environmental initiatives have earned it recognition from the U.S. government.

Price Chopper announced that the Environmental Protection Agency had given its Colonie, N.Y., store the GreenChill “Best of the Best – Best GreenChill Certified Store – 2008-2009” award for its refrigeration systems, awarding it the highest level of GreenChill gold-level certification ever given a supermarket, at the Food Marketing Institute’s Sustainability Summit in San Francisco.

 

“We set out to build a store that would be world-class while demonstrating our leadership in social responsibility and environmental stewardship,” Price Chopper CEO Neil Golub said in a statement. “Throughout the planning and construction of this revolutionary new store, which is the first retail supermarket in the nation to derive power from an on-premise fuel cell, we have focused on making this store an extraordinary yet albeit practical example of energy efficiency in motion.”

The store’s refrigeration system runs on 282 pounds of refrigerant with a leak rate of less than 1% throughout the life of the equipment.

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Stiefel zaps acne segment with ‘leave-on’ treatment

BY Michael Johnsen

DULUTH, Ga. Stiefel Labs, a GlaxoSmithKline company, launched one of the first “leave-on” treatments for acne care, PanOxyl, as a line extension to the company’s acne-care bar and wash.

The formulation is not greasy as compared with spot treatments, and blends into the skin upon application. The new formulation delivers 10% Benzoyl Peroxide in a foam delivery.

In addition to consumer ad support, Stiefel will be fielding its 200-strong dedicated representatives to detail dermatologists.

Stiefel also introduced its Sensitive Sarna eczema itch relief kit, an all-in-one kit that includes a cleanse, itch relief and moisturizer.

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New directors elected to NACDS Foundation board

BY Drug Store News Team

ALEXANDRIA, Va. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has elected three new directors to the board of the NACDS Foundation.

Jim VanLieshout, VP retail sales with Apotex; Alice Swearingen, VP channel development sales for GlaxoSmithKline; and Chris Dimos, president of pharmacy operations for Supervalu, will fill vacancies on the board, which consists of 22 members. 

“We are pleased to welcome the three new members to the NACDS Foundation board of directors,” said Edith Rosato, president of the NACDS Foundation.

“They will continue the strong representation on the board of chains and suppliers alike. We value their expertise, dedication and commitment to the industry, and we look forward to working together for the good of the public and the patients served by community pharmacy.”

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