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Rhode Island Senator applauds Walgreens’ decision to remain stateside

BY Michael Johnsen

CRANSTON, R.I. — Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., on Wednesday applauded the decision by Walgreens, a company based in the United States for more than 110 years, to remain headquartered in the Chicago area. 
 
"The average American is right to be deeply upset when U.S. businesses go shopping for new citizenship at tax season," he said. "As we work to close loopholes and restore fairness in the tax code, I hope other American companies take notice of this example and take similar proactive steps to do right by their customers, their employees and their country just like everyone else should.”
 
On Tuesday, Reed was joined by Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in urging the president to use his executive authority to reduce or eliminate tax breaks for companies that shift their headquarters overseas to avoid paying U.S. taxes. As Congress considers legislative solutions to the problem, the lawmakers emphasized the need for immediate action, considering the growing trend in corporate tax avoidance known as “inversions.”
 

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Price Chopper names director of business intelligence and pricing

BY Antoinette Alexander

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper Supermarkets/Golub Corp. has promoted Sean Weiss to director of business intelligence and pricing, reporting directly to Glen Bradley, VP of marketing analytics.

In his new position, Weiss will be responsible for analytics, business planning, systems integration, budget preparation, consumer insights and new store marketing for the chain.

He joined Price Chopper in 2002, holding several positions in finance, accounting and marketing, most recently in the position of manager of business intelligence.

Golub Corp. owns and operates 134 Price Chopper grocery stores in New York, Vermont, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

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P&G re-enters incontinence market with new Always Discreet line of products

BY Michael Johnsen

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble on Wednesday re-entered the incontinence market under its Always banner with the new Always Discreet line of products. 
 
According to P&G, the new Always Discreet’s liners, pads and underwear are designed to offer comfort, protection and discretion, in a flattering feminine design, that absorbs leaks and odors. Always Discreet pads are up to 40% thinner than the leading brand and absorb twice as much fluid as women may need, based on the average consumer usage of incontinence products, P&G reported. 
 
Actress and author Marilu Henner has partnered with Always Discreet to encourage women to talk about their sensitive bladders.
 
“I’m a girl who’s not afraid to talk about anything,” Henner said. “So when I heard that 33 percent of women have a sensitive bladder and that it keeps many of them from doing what they love, like exercising, traveling, or even having sex, I wanted to get this topic out in the open. Women shouldn’t feel self-conscious, isolated or alone. They should be open about it with their doctors, family and friends, and not let it hold them back. With the right protection and support, managing leaks can absolutely be no big deal.”
 
Consumer research shows that managing bladder leaks can have a major impact on women’s personal relationships, physical activity, self-confidence and overall outlook. As many as 30% of women say their sensitive bladder impacts their relationship with their partner, and one in four admits it influences their sex life, according to an Always Discreet global survey recently published in the British Journal of Urology online. Having a sensitive bladder also limits almost one in three women’s ability to visit their friends, and over a third of women say the threat of bladder leaks affects their ability to travel.
 
Women also say having a sensitive bladder affects their daily activities. Thirty percent of women are careful about how much liquid they drink, and 62% report their sensitive bladder impacts their sleep. Eight-in-10 women with sensitive bladders experience a little leak when they cough or sneeze, and more than half (69%) worry they might smell.
 
“Always Discreet products have undergone extensive consumer testing and are specifically designed to provide the things that matter most to women with sensitive bladders, including odor neutralization protection and discretion," stated Chandrika Kasturi, Always Discreet product research director. “Our advanced OdorLock technology traps odors instantly and for hours, and our innovative Advanced Core Technology absorbs fluids to the core and locks it away, offering incredible dryness protection.”
 
P&G had been rumored it was preparing to re-enter the incontinence market since July to be supported by a $150 million ad campaign. 

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