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Target supports Hurricane Isaac relief efforts

BY Allison Cerra

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has donated $150,000 in cash and products to assist with Hurricane Isaac relief efforts.

The company said that an additional $20,000 in product donations and $10,000 in Target gift cards will be given to other nonprofit organizations in affected areas for such essentials as water and food. All Target stores in impacted areas are open, and Target has allocated additional products, such as nonperishable food, batteries and flashlights, to those locations to ensure residents have access to the supplies they need.

"Target is proud to be a resource for the community, and we’re committed to aiding those affected by Hurricane Isaac in this time of need," Target chairman, president and CEO Gregg Steinhafel said. "Our team supports local recovery responses by volunteering and donating product and funds, in addition to making sure our stores closest to the disaster area are able to offer needed supplies."

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Zarbee’s extends brand with new extra-strength line

BY Allison Cerra

SALT LAKE CITY — Zarbee’s has boosted its portfolio of all-natural cough products to include an extra-strength line.

Designed for those ages 12 years and older, the over-the-counter extra-strength all-natural cough products will supplement the existing line of Zarbee’s original cough products, which currently are available for children ages 12 months and older. The new extra-strength products are specially formulated at a higher strength and dose than the original children’s product, Zarbee’s said.

"As the desire for natural and effective remedies grows and there continues to be concern surrounding drug-based over the counter products, adults are realizing that they too need a safe alternative for treating coughs and colds," Zarbee’s creator Zac Zarbock said. "This season, parents, adults, seniors, moms-to-be and nursing women can all rest assured that they will be able to find effective and natural relief with the new line of products from Zarbee’s," he adds.

The new extra-strength products will consist of syrups and drinks in assorted flavors.


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Weis Markets kicks off annual food drive

BY Allison Cerra

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets has launched its fifth annual Fight Hunger Food Drive, a monthlong program offering customers an opportunity to donate to local food banks and emergency food providers.

Running from Sept. 2 to 30, the chain-wide program gives customers the option of donating $3, $5 and $10 vouchers, which can be purchased at any Weis Markets’ cash register. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be given to area food banks in the form of gift card donations so they can easily fill in any gaps in their food supplies, the company said.

"Food banks and pantries continue to tell us their demand has grown significantly in recent years and that they expect it to continue to grow in the months ahead," Weis Markets president and CEO David Hepfinger said. "Our combined goal is to generate one million meals for the twelve food banks and one hundred emergency food providers who are working with our stores."

Weis Markets said it will supplement its customer donations with a $200,000 corporate donation.

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