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UK beauty brand Nip + Fab comes to U.S. via Target partnership

BY Antoinette Alexander

MINNEAPOLIS — Target has partnered with U.K. beauty expert Maria Hatzistefanis and now is carrying her Nip + Fab beauty brand in Target stores and online at Target.com.

Launched in 2010 and previously available only across the pond, Nip + Fab is now available in the United States through its partnership with Target.

Beauty mavens can select from 14 different Nip + Fab skin solutions and body blends, including Nip + Fab Tummy Fix, Nip + Fab Pigmentation Fix and Nip + Fab Dark Circle Fix.

Hatzistefanis also has created the Rodial beauty brand.

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Winn-Dixie introduces smartphone app that helps manage Rxs

BY Allison Cerra

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Winn-Dixie is looking to help pharmacy customers better manage their prescriptions by introducing a new mobile application for iPhone, Android or Blackberry smartphones.

The Winn-Dixie pharmacy app and its mobile website, m.WinnDixieRx.com, operate on a secure network created by San Francisco-based Mscripts. The app allows customers to track prescription refill status and manage doctor and key health information, locate the nearest Winn-Dixie pharmacy, and also supports interactive SMS messaging, email, push notifications and mobile calendar integration, the companies said.

“This new app will make our guests’ busy lives easier, allowing them to take better control of their health directly from their mobile device,” Winn-Dixie group VP marketing Mary Kellmanson said. “Using the new app will help guests view and reorder prescriptions, receive alerts when their prescription is ready, set reminders to take their medications and remind them of dosage, and even remind them to schedule a doctor’s appointment.”

Adding Mscripts CEO Mark Cullen, “The Winn-Dixie pharmacy app is all about improving the relationship between the pharmacy and the patient, reducing or eliminating wait times, and enabling the pharmacists to spend more time on important things — like listening to patient questions and giving health advice. Winn-Dixie guests can refill prescriptions with a touch of a button, wherever they are. The result is a better shopping experience and better health management.”


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H. D. Smith CFO to join Chicago Public Schools as new CFO

BY Antoinette Alexander

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Pharmaceutical wholesaler H. D. Smith announced on Thursday that Dave Watkins, CFO, will leave the company to join Chicago Public Schools as its new CFO, effective Nov. 7.

H. D. Smith stated that it will soon name an executive to serve as interim CFO while a search for a replacement is conducted.

In his new role, Watkins will be taking a leadership position in addressing the financial challenges of the third-largest school district in the United States, serving more than 400,000 students.


“Over the last few years, Dave has provided outstanding leadership and financial stewardship for our company. While we are sad to see him leave, we are also very proud that he will be taking his skills into public service and continuing to exhibit the service-centric values H. D. Smith embodies,” stated Dale Smith, chairman and CEO of H. D. Smith. “Engaging as CFO of the Chicago Public School system presents an amazing challenge while offering the daily opportunity to positively impact the education of the country’s future leaders. We are confident Dave will excel in this role with CPS.” 


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