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Kimberly-Clark receives Walmart supplier award

BY Antoinette Alexander

DALLAS Walmart recently honored Kimberly-Clark Corp. as “2009 International Supplier of the Year,” the supplier announced on Thursday.

Several key performance indicators that measure variables, such as sales performance, inventory metrics and delivery rates, determine Walmart’s International Supplier of the Year award. Kimberly-Clark outperformed on almost every indicator, and was the only supplier selected for the achievement.

“This award recognizes the strategic alignment of our teams with Walmart around the world,” stated John Scholes, VP Walmart international development at Kimberly-Clark. “This global award was earned for achieving business goals over a sustained period, and every country played [its] part. It was a real team effort, and we are delighted to be recognized for our efforts.”

This is the second award Kimberly-Clark has received from Walmart in 2010. Kimberly-Clark Brazil also was honored with Walmart Brazil’s Sustainability Award for providing the retailer with a 100% recycled bath tissue under the Neve Naturali brand.

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Season six of the ‘The Office’ heads to Blu-ray, DVD

BY Allison Cerra

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. The sixth season of documentary-style comedy “The Office” now is available on Blu-ray and DVD.

As part of this groundbreaking set, the Blu-ray release of season six of “The Office” will allow fans to access content like never before via BD-Live. Through their Internet-connected Blu-ray player using BD-Live, purchasers now will have an opportunity to watch the latest five episodes from the seventh season after they air on their home televisions. Season seven episodes will be available in HD, pending individual Internet connection speeds.

This season of “The Office” focuses on the evolving lives of Dunder Mifflin’s hilariously irreverent employees, including Jim and Pam’s wedding and the birth of their daughter, Michael’s affair with a married woman and the acquisition of Dunder Mifflin by Sabre, a printer manufacturer.

The Blu-ray and DVD both are available on Sept. 7 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

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Dollar General looks to sell beer, wine in select markets

BY Michael Johnsen

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General on Wednesday confirmed the company is test-marketing the sale of beer — and wine, where allowed — in select stores throughout the Southeast.

According to published reports, those initial test markets include Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Over time, Dollar General expects to offer beer and/or wine in about half of its 9,000 stores nationwide, the company stated.

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