Sam’s Club celebrates men’s health with free screenings
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — To celebrate Men’s Health Month, Sam’s Club is offering free men’s health screening tests this weekend at select stores, which will be sponsored by Unilever brands, including Dove Men’s deodorant and body wash.
The screenings, which will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the pharmacy area of Sam’s Club stores, will be conducted by Carmen Ingle & Associates. The screenings will include a prostate-specific antigen test and a thyroid-stimulating hormone test, which can help detect life-threatening conditions, Sam’s Club said. Carmen Ingle & Associates said it will administer one blood test per person, which will be used for either a PSA or TSH test. Men automatically will receive the PSA test, and women will receive the TSH test, unless otherwise specified. If a man would like both tests, he can request two blood samples on-site, the company noted.
In addition to the PSA and TSH test offerings, screening participants also will be given standard body mass index, blood pressure and glucose tests.
"At Sam’s Club, we know personally how crucial these screenings can be," Sam’s Club health-and-wellness SVP Jill Turner-Mitchael said. "According to the American Cancer Society, 1-in-6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Sam’s Club hopes that by offering these free screenings, we can encourage men to get ahead of the game and take charge of their health."
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Mitchell Bowlus named ECRM president
CLEVELAND — The CFO of Efficient Collaborative Retail Marketing is stepping into a new role.
ECRM said that Mitchell Bowlus, who co-founded the company with CEO Charlie Bowlus in 1993, is assuming the role of president. Charlie Bowlus will be transitioning to a greater focus on software development, as well as humanitarian initiatives, ECRM said.
“Mitch has been instrumental in developing our business model and strategies, as well as our strong financial foundation, and is uniquely positioned to take us to the next level as president,” Bowlus said.
Congratulations Mitch! DeeDee
Target’s May comps miss forecast
MINNEAPOLIS — Target reported a 2.8% same-store sales increase for May, falling short of Wall Street’s expectation for a 3.5% increase, as consumers remained cautious with their spending.
The retailer reported that net sales for the four-week period were $4.8 billion, an increase of 3.8% from $4.6 billion for the four weeks ended May 29, 2010.
“May sales were near the low end of our expected range, driven by a much slower traffic trend in the second half of the month,” said Gregg Steinhafel, Target chairman, president and CEO. “Our guests continue to shop cautiously in light of higher energy costs and inflationary pressures on their household budgets. As a result, we’re focused on delivering more value than ever by offering reliably low prices on high-quality, well-designed merchandise both in our stores and at Target.com.”
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