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Shaw’s Mass. stores recognized for recycling efforts

BY Gail Hoffer

WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — Shaw’s Supermarkets announced that its Massachusetts stores have received supermarket recycling program certification from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

“Shaw’s is committed to leading the way on environmental sustainability, and we continue to work diligently to expand the comprehensive recycling programs at all of our stores,” Shaw’s president Mike Stigers said. “While receiving this certification from the MassDEP is testament to our commitment, it also encourages us to work even harder toward keeping waste out of our landfills. At Shaw’s, we recognize that by helping our environment and the communities we serve, we can improve the overall success of our business.”

The SRPC program was established through a partnership between the MassDEP and the Massachusetts Food Association to encourage supermarkets to recycle and reuse organics and other materials. With the certification, all waste loads from Shaw’s Massachusetts supermarkets now are exempt from routine comprehensive inspections at solid waste disposal and transfer facilities for the presence of recyclables that are banned from disposal at Massachusetts’ disposal facilities.

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Sam’s Club celebrates men’s health with free screenings

BY Allison Cerra

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

BY Allison Cerra

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.

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D.HABERMAN says:
Jun-03-2011 02:35 pm

Congratulations Mitch! DeeDee

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