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Hoover launches stick vacuum for everyday messes

BY Gina Acosta

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hoover is launching a new vacuum for consumers looking to keep floors tidy in-between cleans.

The new Hoover LiNX Signature Cordless Vacuum is lightweight and low-profile, which aims to make cleaning under and around furniture effortless. Using the power of WindTunnel Technology, the unit quickly sweeps away dirt, dust and pet hair. The multi-floor powered brush roll, with intuitively designed fingertip controls allows you to easily move across hard flooring, area rugs and carpets at the push of a button.

The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery delivers long-lasting performance without fading and includes a battery fuel gauge, which takes out the guesswork when determining how much time you have left before you need to re-charge. Additionally, it includes a high-capacity dirt cup and a reusable easy-rinse filter.

The unit comes with a two-year warranty and is currently available at retailers nationwide.

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Meijer makes Christmas merry for 230 customers in Midwest

BY Gina Acosta

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Meijer made Christmas very merry this year when it once again surprised an unsuspecting customer in each of its 230 stores by “gifting” them their entire shopping cart filled with gifts and groceries upon checkout.

During the third annual Very Merry Meijer event, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer randomly selected 230 customers on Dec. 10 to receive their purchases free, and gave a $100 Meijer gift card to the Meijer cashier helping the customer.
In addition, each surprised customer received an additional $100 Meijer gift card to help pass along the generosity.

“Christmas is a time for kindness and joy, and we were so excited to bring back the Very Merry Meijer event once again to share the spirit of the season with those we hold dear: our customers and team members,” Executive Chairman Hank Meijer said. “We are very appreciative of our customers and team members, and wanted to find a special way to wish them a very Merry Christmas.”

The Very Merry Meijer event resulted in tens of thousands of dollars in gifts to Meijer customers – with shopping carts ranging from $400 to upwards of more than $1,000 in value – along with a mixture of emotions that spurred tears, hugs and even speechlessness from very happy customers. For some, the surprise renewed hope in the true meaning of the season; others appreciated the generosity during a time that can be quite stressful.

Meijer released a video that showcases how the retailer surprised its customers. In most cases, the store director revealed the gift upon checkout, but Hank Meijer, Board Director Doug Meijer, and Meijer President and CEO Rick Keyes also helped spread holiday cheer.

“We strive all year long to put our customers first, and provide them with a great shopping experience through the quality products we sell, the service we provide and the many ways we offer savings,” Keyes said. “The Very Merry Meijer event was an extra special way to show our appreciation and make the season bright. That is what the holidays are all about.”

The impact of this year’s Very Merry Meijer event was far reaching as those customers received a second gift from the retailer – a $100 Meijer gift card – to pay it forward to a charitable organization, or a family or individual in need. Meijer is encouraging those customers to share their pay-it-forward photos and videos on its Facebook page with the hashtag #VeryMerryMeijer for a chance for their charity to receive a $5,000 donation.

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Apollo Health and Beauty Care wins Sam’s Club Supplier of the Quarter Award

BY Gina Acosta

TORONTO — Apollo Health and Beauty Care has been awarded the prestigious Sam's Club Supplier of the Quarter Award for the 2017 retail period.

This accolade is generally presented to tier one CPG manufacturers who dominate prime shelf space in this Top 10 retailer's chain of stores.

Apollo is one of the largest private label and retailer branded personal care manufacturers in North America. 

 

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