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Walgreens re-ups alliance with American Diabetes Association through 2013

BY Michael Johnsen

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Diabetes Association on Wednesday announced that Walgreens has reaffirmed its commitment as a National Strategic Partner and will continue to help the program Stop Diabetes by supporting the association’s Type 2 diabetes prevention initiative for consumers called CheckUp America. 

"Education is crucial for the prevention of type 2 diabetes," stated Larry Hausner, ADA CEO. "Since the alliance was formed in 2011, Walgreens has raised more than $1.6 million for the Association and has helped us reach out to communities with critical information through our educational initiatives."

Walgreens will support the expanded distribution of patient education materials and the development of a transit advertising campaign in select markets to encourage consumers to find out their risk for diabetes, ADA reported.

The relationship kicks off this November during American Diabetes Month, as Walgreens will be conducting a pin pad donation campaign when a debit or credit card is used for payment. Walgreens will also be continuing its commitment to education by participating in select American Diabetes Association Expos — free events for the public featuring education about healthy eating, active living and changing the future of diabetes. In addition to its commitment in educating the public, Walgreens will again be a national sponsor of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes, and will encourage its employees to get out and walk as part of the Walgreens nationwide team for Step Out.

 

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Supervalu banners partner locally with Iams Home 4 the Holidays to raise pet adoption awareness

BY Michael Johnsen

 MINNESOTA — A number of Supervalu banners on Friday announced that select locations will host Iams Home 4 the Holidays initiative on Nov. 2 and 3. As part of the events, neighborhood shelters will introduce shoppers to deserving puppies, kittens, dogs and cats that are up for adoption.

“[Supervalu] is committed to looking for ways to enrich the lives of our shoppers and their pets,” stated Lanny Hoffmeyer, Supervalu category director for paper and pet. “We are proud to once again partner with Home 4 the Holidays and give our customers an opportunity to connect with animals that can enhance their lives for years.”

“Most of us shop locally, so we know many of the people that shop at the Jewel in our neighborhood,” commented Jeanne DiCello of Libertyville’s Placing Paws of Illinois. “Partnering with our local grocery store is a good way to help bring recognition to our organization. We’re also able to talk about pet adoption, show some of our available animals and answer many questions on the spot in a friendly encounter.”

 

 

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NEW elects seven new board members

BY Antoinette Alexander

DALLAS — The Network of Executive Women, Consumer Products and Retail, has elected seven new members to its board at the Network’s annual members meeting here during the recent NEW Leadership Summit.

More than 1,000 women and men attended the event, the largest in the organization’s 11-year history.

Lisa Walsh, VP strategic transformation and customer management for PepsiCo, was elected to the NEW Executive Committee as chair of marketing and communications. Joining the NEW Board as members at-large are Dian Emerson, VP human resources, business services and diversity for Safeway; Vicki Felker, managing director of the market development organization for Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.; Meg Ham, president of Bottom Dollar Food; Eva Kohn, SVP strategic sales for Valassis; Bethany Quam, VP sales, U.S. channels for General Mills; and Monica Turner, general manager of market strategy and planning for Procter & Gamble.

Board members elected to continue their service as officers are NEW board chairwoman Catherine Lindner, former VP retail marketing for Walgreens, who previously served as board vice chairwoman; vice chairwoman Annie Zipfel, division VP customer marketing for REI, who most recently served as chairwoman of marketing and communications; immediate past board chairwoman Michelle Gloeckler, SVP home for Walmart U.S.; and chairwoman of sponsorship Margarita Rossi, senior director of global shopper marketing for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Cos., who previously served as board member at-large. Incumbents secretary Betsy Hosick, general manager of strategic capability for Chevron; treasurer Rosa Stroh, VP treasurer for The Hershey Co.; and chair of membership Debbie Wildrick, president of Growing Innovative Brands, were re-elected to their positions.

Industry leaders elected to continue their service as board members at-large are Erby Foster, Jr., director of diversity and inclusion for The Clorox Co.; Mike Gorshe, partner of retail and consumer goods for Accenture; Julie Hamilton, chief of staff and executive assistant to the chairman of the board and CEO for The Coca-Cola Co.; Regenia Stein, VP industry development and communications for Kraft Foods, who previously served as chairwoman of sponsorship; Karen Stuckey, SVP softlines and general merchandise sourcing for Walmart Stores; and Marla Harger Thompson, VP mobile at Catalina.

The newly elected board members join these incumbent officers and members at-large, whose terms end in 2013: chairwoman, education and research Antoinette "Tonie" Leatherberry, principal for Deloitte Consulting; chairwoman of regional activities Maria Edelson, founder and president of Sales and Capability Development; and members at-large Sarah Chartrand, SVP diversity, talent management and organizational development for Ahold USA; Christy Consler, SVP human resources and corporate sustainability for Jamba Juice; Linda Johnson, VP talent management and diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Supervalu; Marnette Perry, senior vice president Kroger; and Sue Sears, vice president, global marketing and sales for Kimberly-Clark Professional at Kimberly-Clark.

Departing members

The outgoing directors are Jeff Boser, SVP global sales for Kellogg; Dave Dudick, SVP and president, U.S. Channels for General Mills; Beverly Grant, president, retail solutions for SymphonyIRI; Cathy Green Burns, president for Lion Food Family; Lisa Klauser, VP consumer and customer solutions for Unilever; and Maria Quintana, CEO of Quintana Group.

 

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