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Stop & Shop renews partnership with Environmental League of Massachusetts

BY Alaric DeArment

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop is reaffirming its goal to reduce its effects on the environment, particularly in Massachusetts, the company said.

The Ahold USA banner, which operates 131 stores in the state, said it renewed its partnership with the Environmental League of Massachusetts as a member of the ELM Corporate Council and reiterated its commitment to help further the goals of a state law to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020 and 85% by 2050. In 2008, the chain announced plans to reduce its carbon footprint by 20% by 2015.

The chain said 54 of its stores, including 16 in Massachusetts, use 20% less energy than a typical grocery store and are Leadership in Energy and Environment Design-certified.

"Stop & Shop is committed to responsible retailing knowing that what’s good for society is good for business too," Stop & Shop New England president Joe Kelley said. "We continuously strive for ways in which we can make a positive impact in the communities we serve. Our partnership with ELM will help us continue to drive our sustainability efforts and help us contribute significantly to the state’s overall sustainability mission."

 

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New OxiClean 2in1 boosts stain-fighting detergent

BY Jason Owen

EWING, N.J. — OxiClean, a trademark of Church and Dwight, has launched a new 2-in-1 laundry booster designed to clean tough stains and help protect the intensity of colors.

New OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter plus Color Safe Brightener is designed to preserve the color of clothes. When added to the wash, it has 40% more brightening power than detergent alone, and oxygen stain-fighting abilities that reach deep into fabric fibers to quickly and safely break up messy stains, from dirt to perspiration, grease and more, according to the company.

OxiClean 2in1 Stain Fighter plus Color Safe Brightener is available in two varieties, liquid and Power Paks, to meet individual laundry needs.

Available in grocery stores nationwide, as well as Target and Walmart. For more information, please visit OxiClean.com.


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Bartell Drugs to appear at Seattle diabetes expo

BY Alaric DeArment

SEATTLE — Bartell Drugs will play a prominent role at a diabetes expo in Seattle this weekend, the retail pharmacy chain said Wednesday.

Bartell said it would participate at the American Diabetes Association Seattle Expo on Saturday, at the Washington State Convention Center. The expo will provide free health screenings and consultations, cooking demonstrations, expert presentations, product and service exhibitors and more. Bartell pharmacists will provide hemoglobin A1C testing, blood glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol and body mass index screening, as well as foot exams.

"There are more than 25 million children and adults who are living with diabetes, so it’s likely all of us have a family member of friend touched by this disease," Bartell director of pharmacy operations and clinical services Billy Chow said. "The expo is a great opportunity to learn more about your health, whether you have Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes or just want to live healthily."

 

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