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Jelly Belly introduces Buttered Popcorn single-serve box

BY DSN STAFF

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Jelly Belly announced today the addition of a buttered popcorn jelly bean single-serve box, which the manufacturer said offers retailers a good opportunity to capture impulse sales at check out.

The Jelly Belly Popcorn Box is a nostalgic red and white striped stand-up box filled with buttered popcorn-flavored jelly beans, reminiscent of the popcorn container consumers get at the movie theater.

The pre-packed caddies begin shipping in July in 24-ct. cases. Buttered popcorn flavor is also available in bulk and in dedicated 3.5 oz Grab & Go bags and 7.5 oz gift bags.

Jelly Belly beans contain four calories per bean and are fat free, peanut free, dairy free, gluten free, vegetarian and OU Kosher certified.

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More education on Affordable Care Act needed in Hispanic communities, AARP says

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — The country’s largest organization representing retired and elderly people is pushing for education on healthcare reform among Hispanic communities.

AARP said Monday that it would start a new effort focused on increasing education among Hispanic communities on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and to prepare families for the opening of health exchanges this fall, collaborating with groups like the National Council of La Raza, the Hispanic Federation, the League of United Latin American Citizens and Esperanza.

According to AARP, Hispanics make up one of the largest uninsured populations in the country, with 30.1% of them lacking insurance, compared with 11.1% of non-Hispanic whites.

"AARP recognizes the need for educating all Americans about the healthcare law, and we want to make sure that those without coverage have the resources and knowledge they need to get it," AARP senior adviser for Hispanic education and outreach Andres Castillo said. "Working with these Hispanic organizations will allow us to amplify our reach in these communities and educate families that need this information."

 

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MinuteClinic opens first clinics in Lehigh Valley

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic, which is owned by CVS Caremark, has opened its first two clinics in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania.

The clinics are located inside two CVS/pharmacy stores in Bethlehem and Macungie, and are part of MinuteClinic’s plan to open 150 clinics nationwide in 2013 in both new and existing markets.

MinuteClinic launched its first clinics in Pennsylvania in 2007 and now has 24 locations inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in the Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh markets.

"We believe MinuteClinic can be part of the solution to help broaden access to high quality, convenient and affordable healthcare services in the Lehigh Valley and elsewhere in the state," stated Andrew Sussman, president of MinuteClinic and SVP/associate chief medical officer for CVS Caremark.

 

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