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Hamacher Resource Group to deliver presentation on optimal diabetes marketing

BY Michael Johnsen

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group on Tuesday announced it will present “Marketing Diabetes in the Retail Setting” June 21 at the Marketing Diabetes Prevention and Awareness Conference in Atlanta.

Dave Wendland, VP and part of the owners group at HRG, will share ideas about how retail pharmacies can collaborate with suppliers to bring innovation to the diabetes care category to better serve patients, capture incremental sales and significantly grow the category’s reach.

“There are 25.8 million Americans with diabetes, and sadly, that number continues to grow,” Wendland said. “Because these patients are largely self-managing their condition, they can benefit from shopping for supplies and complimentary products at a pharmacy where they can also receive consultation from an expert. A holistic approach to care at retail is critical to make the shopping experience for these patients more intuitive and convenient. Simplifying the shopping experience can result in a bigger market basket.”


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Save Mart to host Degree Simulator and 5-Hour Energy cars for Toyota/Save Mart 350

BY Michael Johnsen

MODESTO, Calif. — Save Mart and Lucky California stores in Roseville, Carmichael, Modesto, Madera and Riverbank will host the Degree Simulator or 5-Hour Energy race cars this week, the discount retailer announced Tuesday.

In addition, Save Mart will offer its NASCAR fans two-pack tickets for the Toyota/Save Mart 350 through both its Lucky and Save Mart banners up to and including race day on June 24. The tickets, $99, are good for two reserved seat tickets at the Save Mart Ticket Booth at the top of the Turn 9 Terrace seating area. The seats also are located in the Turn 9 Terrace. Two reserved seats normally cost $170.

The Toyota/Save Mart 350 is a 350-km NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event located in Sonoma, Calif. being held June 22 through June 24.

 

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P&G updates financial guidance, unveils preliminary outlook for FY2013

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has trimmed its financial outlook for its April-June 2012 quarter and has unveiled preliminary guidance for fiscal year 2013.

Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Consumer Conference in Paris, P&G board chairman, president and CEO Bob McDonald said, "we are making the necessary adjustments to our growth strategy to increase focus on our core business and to achieve more balanced growth across geographies, product categories and the top and bottom lines."

For the April-June 2012 quarter, P&G said organic sales growth now is expected to be in the range of 2% to 3%, compared with a prior range of 4% to 5%, while net sales are expected to be in the range of -2% to -1%, compared with a prior range of an increase of 1% to 2%. Core earnings per share for the quarter now are expected to be in the range of 75 cents to 79 cents per share, compared with prior range of 79 cents to 85 cents.

Meanwhile, for fiscal year 2013, organic sales are expected to increase in the range of 2% to 4%, while core EPS are expected to be in-line to up mid-single digits percentage versus fiscal 2012 results.

P&G said it expects to deliver improved results by continuing to be the industry leader in innovation, by driving productivity improvements and cost savings at an accelerated pace and by improving the consistency of execution in all facets of its operations. P&G reiterated its objective to deliver $10 billion in cost savings by the end of fiscal year 2016, a program that includes a reduction of approximately 5,700 nonmanufacturing roles by the end of fiscal year 2013.

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