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Family Dollar names VP real estate development

BY DSN STAFF

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar announced that it has named Brad Rogers to the position of VP real estate development.

Rogers will report to Keith Gehl, SVP real estate and facilities.

“Accelerating new store growth is a key element of our strategic agenda,” Gehl said. “Through Brad’s leadership, we will continue our aggressive growth in both new and existing markets to provide budget-conscious customers with a compelling shopping experience in more areas of the country.”

Rogers began his career at Family Dollar in 1998 as real estate manager. Since joining the company, he has held additional roles in the real estate division, most recently serving as regional VP of the real estate portfolio and new stores.

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New Scotch product sticks to eco-friendly attributes

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — 3M announced that it has launched the first-of-its-kind Scotch Magic eco-friendly tape.

Scotch Magic eco-friendly tape — which includes a refillable dispenser, packaging and tape — is made from more than 75% renewable or recycled materials, the company reported. The boxed refill roll, including packaging, is made from more than 65% renewable or recycled materials.

“We’re so excited to offer an eco-friendly version of the Scotch Magic tape people know, love and use on a daily basis,” said Pete Ley, business unit manager for Scotch home and office tapes at 3M. “We believe this is a great innovation during a time when people really are looking for those everyday things they can do to lessen their impact on the environment.”

Scotch Magic eco-friendly tape is available for a suggested retail price of between $2 and $4 for the refillable dispenser, which comes with a 600-in. roll of eco-friendly tape, and between $5 and $7 for a two-pack of 900-in. refill rolls of eco-friendly tape.

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Stop & Shop brings back annual Triple Winner Game

BY Allison Cerra

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Stop & Shop’s New York metro division has kicked off a fundraising campaign to benefit pediatric cancer patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

The supermarket retailer said its annual Triple Winner Game — which has raised more than $50 million since 1991 — provides customers who make a $1 contribution to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center with a Triple Winner scratch ticket, giving them the opportunity to win free store products, gift cards or cash prizes up to $10,000.

"Stop & Shop is enormously proud to be part of the team that is forcing pediatric cancer to retreat," said Ron Onorato, division president of Stop & Shop’s New York metro division. "Triple Winner has become a campaign that has saved lives, created research paths and provided genuine hope to families waiting for a cure. There is now a proud and growing ‘Triple Winner’ family of young people who have a bright future because we have been able to put dollars into cancer treatment and research. I can’t think of a better reward for everyone who continues to make this campaign a success."

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