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Report: Supervalu pulling Save-A-Lot banner out of Pacific Northwest

BY Michael Johnsen

PORTLAND, Ore. — Supervalu will be exiting both the Washington and Oregon markets, according to a report published in the Portland Business Journal on Thursday.

The store closures will include eight of the 22 Save-A-Lot stores Supervalu had announced would close on Sept. 6, according to the report.

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Target, Walgreens sport top retail apps for Apple’s new iPhone 5

BY Michael Johnsen

SAN FRANCISCO — As consumers anxiously await the debut of Apple’s iPhone 5, two retailer applications — both of which were updated Wednesday — rank among the top 20 free "best-seller" apps as ranked by Apple.

Target ranks No. 8 overall and Walgreens No. 10. as of early morning Thursday. 

Target version 5.5.1 now allows users to receive coupons directly in the app and scan them in the store and is compatible with Apple’s latest iPhone operating system iOS 6. And now search results on the Target app can be filtered by price, in-store or online availability and color. 

Walgreens version 3.2.1 brings to life the company’s just-introduced loyalty card program Balance Rewards with the new update. 

Top reviews for the Target app: 

  • "Even target has an app now. so cool … I love going shopping there. Nice app;"

  • "Love the new coupon and passbook feature;" and

  • "Cool"

Top reviews for the Walgreens app: 

  • "Love the app glad my [insurance] went back to [you] guys;"

  • "App is great!!!;" and

  • "Great job Walgreens :)"

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iAXESS says:
Jan-19-2013 07:04 am

lol I love this new iPhone 5. I wonder when the iPhone 5S will be available and what will be the new features

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P&G punches up Prilosec OTC offering with wildberry flavoring

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW YORK — Procter & Gamble this week will begin shipping a wildberry-flavored Prilosec OTC.

The proton-pump inhibitor will not come in a chewable form, however, and will feature the message "Swallow — Do Not Chew" prominently on its packaging.

"New Prilosec OTC Wildberry is the first innovation in the over the counter 24-hour frequent heartburn pill category in a decade," Prilosec OTC brand manager Phil McWaters said. "It offers frequent heartburn sufferers a new ‘sensory experience’ in their daily routine along with relief from frequent heartburn."

McNeil Consumer was the first to introduce flavored, nonchewable tablets in September 2003 with the launch of Tylenol Sinus Severe Congestion with Cool Burst and in April 2004 with adult extra-strength Tylenol Cool caplets, though neither SKU is on shelf today.

Meanwhile, Boehringer Ingelheim was the first to bring flavor to heartburn-busting tablets with Zantac 150 Cool Mint tablets in fall 2007.


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