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Giant-Carlisle milk gets local-producer label

BY Alaric DeArment

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Giant Food Stores’ private-label milk brand has received recognition for being produced entirely in Pennsylvania, the Ahold USA-owned supermarket banner said Tuesday.

Giant, also known as Giant-Carlisle to distinguish it from fellow Ahold chain Giant Food of Landover, Md., said its milk now qualifies as PA Preferred. PA Preferred is the official brand of agriculture products made or grown in Pennsylvania, and products with the label carry a trademark showing a gold checkmark inside a blue keystone. PA Preferred products appear at supermarkets, farmers markets, restaurants, food processors, craft breweries and wineries.

"I applaud Giant for giving customers what they want — fresh, locally produced food," Pennsylvania lieutenant governor Jim Cawley said at an event to mark the milk’s launch at a Harrisburg, Pa., Giant store. "By offering PA Preferred milk, Giant is helping support farmers and area businesses that produce quality products while making investments in local economies and keeping Pennsylvania growing."


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Fruth Pharmacy launches mobile app

BY Alaric DeArment

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Fruth Pharmacy has launched a new mobile app and mobile website, the retail pharmacy chain said Tuesday.

Fruth, based in Point Pleasant, W.Va., said the app would allow customers to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders and locate stores and find weekly specials. Starting in three months, Fruth prescription bottles will include a 4-in. QR code to allow quick refills by scanning them with the app.

"Fruth’s mobile pharmacy solution is a logical extension of our commitment to family care," Fruth president and CEO Lynne Fruth said. "Our customers’ mobile phones will make it possible to manage prescriptions for the entire family and access a wide range of our pharmacy services."

The app and mobile website operate on a network created by San Francisco-based Mscripts, and the app is available for download from the Apple Store, Android Market or fruthpharmacy.com.


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T.Eury says:
Jun-12-2013 08:39 am

Well done Ms Lynne Fruth! When I created the Pharmacy Podcast Show - I could see the relevance in mobile technologies. Mobile technologies are the future touch with patient-customers. In the near future, we are moving towards touch-contextual computing. Two scientists from Georgia Tech Anind Dey and Gregory Abowd have studied this shift in communications. With handheld mobile phone-computers as an ALWAYS part of our life - we have the opportunity to be able to sense the objective and subjective aspects of a given situation, we can acces so much information fast documenting - where we are, who we’re with, and our past experiences. These are our sixth, seventh, and eighth senses. Mobile devices with GPS deliver location-based services, which sets a baseline for the many ways your phone can gather information it will use to make your life easier down the line. Facebook’s and Twitter’s valuations are premised on the notion that they can leverage knowledge of your acquaintances and interests to push out relevant content and market to you in more effective ways. Lynne - if you're team would like to expand the topic contact the show: PHARMACY PODCAST SHOW

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Weis Markets raises $189,000 for Paws for Pets

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets’ stores raised $189,000 in donations and pet supplies for more than 90 local animal shelters and rescue organizations during its month-long Paws for Pets program, the grocer announced Monday.

“This is the fifth year for Paws for Pets. During this time, animal shelter and rescue organizations have been flooded with a record number of unwanted animals due the poor economy.” stated Dennis Curtin, Weis Markets’ director of public relations.  “Our Paw program helps these groups meet this challenge, thanks to the generosity of our customers and the commitment of our store associates, who helped create awareness of our program."

This year, customers purchased vouchers for $1, $3 or $5, or Paws for Pets bracelets for $1, with all proceeds donated to designated local shelters. Weis Markets’ customers also donated various pet-related products.

Weis Markets’ Hackettstown, New Jersey store was the chain-wide leader, raising a combined $4,787 donations for Common Sense for Animals, a pet shelter located in nearby New Village, N.J.


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