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‘Hoosiers’ comes to Blu-ray

BY Allison Cerra

LOS ANGELES — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios are bringing a popular sports film to Blu-ray in June.

"Hoosiers," starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper, is based on the true story of the Milan High School basketball team and its journey to the state championship. The Blu-ray includes such features as commentary by director David Anspaugh, deleted scenes, "Hoosier History: The Truth Behind the Legend," as well as the original 1954 Indiana high school championship game.

"Hoosiers" arrives on Blu-ray on June 5.

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Kroger emphasizes sustainability efforts with newly created position

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced that it has named Suzanne Lindsay as its director of sustainability.

In the newly created position, Lindsay — who previously created and led sustainability initiatives at PetSmart — will lead Kroger’s internal sustainability initiatives and will lead the company’s sustainability leadership team.

"We have made substantial progress in sustainability in the past five years through energy savings, waste reduction, transportation efficiency and by reducing the use of plastic bags," Kroger group VP corporate affairs Lynn Marmer said. "Suzanne will help us accelerate our progress and identify new opportunities to improve our environmental stewardship. We are pleased that she is joining the Kroger family."

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Meow Mix Tender Centers cat food makes debut

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SAN FRANCISCO — Meow Mix has introduced a new line of cat food that combines the flavors of meat and fish.

Meow Mix Tender Centers are dual-textured kibbles that have a crunchy outside and a meaty center, and are available in tuna and white fish flavors, and salmon and white meat chicken flavors. The launch of the product also marks the return of the Meow Mix jingle, which stopped airing 16 years ago.

"The Meow Mix Jingle brings back a sense of nostalgia and is a classic advertising spot that many people can even recite by memory," Del Monte Foods director of cat food marketing Sue Resnicoff said. "In launching Meow Mix Tender Centers, we are thrilled to bring back the jingle after so many years, reminding our consumers of that wistful feeling once again."

According to Kelton Research, the Meow Mix jingle is the No. 2 most memorable American jingle, just behind the Oscar Mayer song. The research also found that 39% respondents know the Meow Mix Jingle better than all of their online passwords, including Facebook, their email account and more, while 32% of all respondents admitted that the Meow Mix jingle was easier to recite than the Pledge of Allegiance.

Meow Mix Tender Centers is available at stores nationwide.

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