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New York pharmacist gives away free kids’ vitamins

BY Alaric DeArment

NEW YORK — A pharmacist in Queens has received accolades for giving out vitamins to children whose families can’t afford them.

New York television station NY1 earlier this year named Nina Shamayeva, owner of Austin Pharmacy in the Forest Hills neighborhood, as its "Queens Person of the Week" for her free vitamin program, whereby children younger than 12 years old can receive a free bottle of chewable vitamins each month for a year. "A lot of people cannot afford to buy vitamins for their kinds," Shamayeva said.

The pharmacy also checks with pediatricians to make sure that children receive the right vitamins. The program is available to all children regardless of family income.


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Walgreens debuts flagship concept in San Francisco

BY Michael Johnsen

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens celebrated the official opening of its latest flagship store, located at Powell and O’Farrell streets in the heart of San Francisco’s Union Square neighborhood. Like many of the flagships, the store, which opened at 10 a.m. Wednesday, is tailored to reflect the uniqueness of San Francisco at a location where Walgreens has been present since 1946.

“This is our first flagship location in Northern California, and we look forward to helping the residents and visitors of the Union Square neighborhood get, stay and live well,” stated Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management. “Our flagship stores are unlike any traditional drug store and reflect our transformation into a retail health and daily living destination.”

The store’s expanded features include a Look Boutique beauty department that features dozens of prestige and niche cosmetic, skincare and hair care brands including Britain’s leading skincare and cosmetics brand, No7, created by Boots.

Nearby, a replica display of Ghirardelli Square will pay homage to the neighborhood’s local history and will offer one of the largest selections of Ghirardelli premium chocolates and gift selections in the San Francisco area.

In recognition of the community and the company’s mission to help people get, stay and live well, Walgreens will be presenting the San Francisco Police Department with automated external defibrillators. Walgreens is donating 10 AEDs. A squad car from each of the city’s 10 police districts will receive a device.

 

 

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‘Man of Steel’ flies into stores with Twizzlers candy

BY Jason Owen

HERSHEY, Pa. — Twizzlers Candy, a Hershey Company brand, is teaming up with Warner Bros. for the expected summer blockbuster "Man of Steel" to release specially marked packages of Twizzlers and launch a fan contest on Facebook for the Ultimate Man of Steel Getaway.

Warner Bros. Pictures is launching a national campaign promoting "Man of Steel" and while supplies last, specially marked Twizzlers 16 oz. packages will feature the movie and details about the contest.

"We’re excited to offer fans the opportunity to discover their inner superheroes with a Man of Steel experience this summer," said Anna Lingeris , spokesperson for the Twizzlers brand. "Twizzlers candy is a great complement to ‘Man of Steel,’ and both will sweeten summer fun for fans both on- and offline."

Now through July 6, 2013, fans can visit www.Facebook.com/Twizzlers to create and star in a personalized Man of Steel-inspired video. In just five easy interactive steps, users can watch their epic transformation unfold in a custom video and also have the chance to win one of 10 weekly prizes as well as the grand prize – the Ultimate Man of Steel Getaway.

The custom video application ‘Create The Invincible You’ takes Facebook fans through a quick, two-minute transformation to create and share their one-of-a-kind superhero video. Participants will be entered for a chance to win weekly prizes, including a year’s supply of movie passes, t-shirts, Twizzlers candy and more. One grand prize winner will receive the Ultimate Man of Steel Getaway: an all-expenses paid trip for two to the country’s largest Metropolises—Los Angeles, New York and Chicago—and $3,000 in spending money.

"Man of Steel" flies into theaters June 14.


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