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Giant-Landover marks Hunger Action Month with food boxes, meat donations

BY Alaric DeArment

LANDOVER Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., is marking Hunger Action Month in September with a food-collection program.

Hunger Action Month boxes will be available for purchase at all of the banner’s 169 stores for $10, containing eight Giant brand non-perishable foot items like pasta, sauce, canned chicken, noodles, canned fruit and more. The boxes will be donated to Feeding America food bank partners, including Capital Area Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Food Bank of Delaware.

The chain is also launching a meat-donation program, in which packaged meat that has not been purchased by the posted sell-by date will be frozen and stored for bi-weekly pickup by food banks.

"Hunger Action Month is a very meaningful time for Giant associates," Giant-Landover president Anthony Hucker said. "The depth of our relationships with our food bank partners — relationships that in many cases are decades strong — is a testament to our commitment in helping relieve some of the strain many in our community have putting food on the table."


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Allure, Maybelline NY provide insider access to NY Fashion Week

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Allure magazine is offering women the ultimate insider experience at the Allure Lounge colored by Maybelline New York, the official cosmetic sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Open daily to the public Sept. 5 to 12, the Allure Lounge at the Empire Hotel in New York City will give guests a place to take a break and get runway beauty looks in between shows.

The Allure Lounge colored by Maybelline New York will feature complimentary:

  • Express makeovers and manicures by Maybelline New York;
  • Hairstyling by DreamDry offering styles from the runway;
  • Backstage footage of runway shows;
  • New products and samples;
  • Instagram sweepstakes.

 

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Carmex expands skin care portfolio with fragrance-free cream

BY Antoinette Alexander

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs, the maker of Carmex lip balms and skin care products, has announced the introduction of a fragrance-free healing cream, an alternative to the company’s fragranced Everyday Healing Cream product.

The new fragrance-free cream employs the same moisturzing formulation as the existing product to relieve dry skin using such ingredients as lanolin and petrolatum. 



“We are happy to report that our new skin care line has been performing favorably and is well-liked by consumers,” stated Mike Pietsch, EVP of Carma Labs. “In an in-home test, we found that 32% of consumers say they purchase fragrance-free hand and body skin care products, which is consistent with industry reports of fragrance-free market share in the category. Our new fragrance-free healing cream offers consumers more choices when selecting a Carmex skin care product to fit their individual preferences.”



The fragrance-free Everyday Healing Cream is now available and has a suggested retail price for the product is $5.49 in drug stores and $4.99 in mass retail stores.
 

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