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‘Family Guy’ Volume 8 arrives in time for Father’s Day

BY Allison Cerra

LOS ANGELES One of the brashest animated series to hit television is debuting its eight volume just in time for Father’s Day.

“Family Guy” features 15 episodes from the show’s seventh and eighth seasons on a three-disc set. The set also includes commentary on every episode, uncensored audio on select episodes, deleted scenes, “Family Guy Karaoke” and more.

The “Family Guy” Volume 8 DVD is available for the suggested retail price of $49.98 U.S. / $69.98 Canada. Prebook is May 5.

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Meijer to carry Jitterbug J cell phones

BY Allison Cerra

SAN DIEGO GreatCall is expanding its retail reach — supercenter chain Meijer will carry the mobile service company’s entire line of Jitterbug J cell phones.

Available now, Meijer stores across five states will carry all three Jitterbug J handsets: white, graphite and red.

“We know that Jitterbug customers are consumers who look for a more personalized wireless experience, so we are very pleased that Meijer stores are now carrying the Jitterbug J handsets,” said Ryan Jones, VP sales for GreatCall. “The key to our continued success and attracting the attention of leading retailers such as Meijer is due in large part to giving our customers the services that add value to their daily routine, improve their safety and well-being, and help them easily connect with friends and family.”

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Walgreens expands Community Corner program to showcase women-owned businesses

BY Allison Cerra

DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens’ supplier diversity initiative is featuring products produced by women-owned businesses on Walgreens.com through the end of May in honor of National Women’s History Month.

Walgreens’ Community Corner program launched in February with recognition of African-American-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month. Walgreens plans to continue expansion of the initiative to feature products produced by businesses with Hispanic-American, Native-American, and Asian-American ownership at different points throughout the year.

Through the end of the month, the following products will be featured at 50 percent off the regular price at Walgreens.com/cc:

  • W Brand Sensitive Skin Shave Cream by Chase Products
  • Triderma MD Eczema Fast Healing Cream by Genuine Virgin Aloe
  • Blue Magic Conditioning Hair Dress by Strickland and Co.
  • Ampro Pro Styl Gel by Ampro
  • Wrap, Snap & Go! Comfort Hair Rollers by Exceptional Products
  • Releev 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment by Merix Pharmaceutical
  • Fleet Enema Saline Laxative by CB Fleet Company
  • OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Eyelid Cleanser Pre-Moistened Pads by OcuSoft
  • NonyX Nail Gel for Clear, Healthy-looking Toenails by Xenna Corp.
  • MG217 Medicated Tar Shampoo by Triton Consumer Products
  • Boogie Wipes, Gentle Saline Nose Wipes for Stuffy Noses by Little Busy Bodies
  • Paper Jam Construction Paper by Maybe It’s Time

In addition to promoting its diverse suppliers, Walgreens is further developing its relationships with community organizations such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the National Urban League to support economic growth in communities.

“Walgreens has long embraced diversity – not only in the people it employs, but also in the array of community-built brands it selects to meet the needs of its broad and diverse customer base,” said Gleatha Glispie, Walgreens director of supplier diversity. “Providing a platform such as Community Corner fosters an environment that enhances the development of a diverse group of entrepreneurs and empowers consumers to instantly influence economic growth in their communities. We look forward to further expansion of this initiative.”

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