Walgreens recognizes vets with discount on Veterans Day
DEERFIELD, Ill. — To honor and celebrate the service and commitment of the nation’s military heroes, Walgreens on Wednesday announced the offer of a discount to all veterans and active duty military in support of Veterans Day. On Sunday, Nov. 11, veterans will receive 15% off eligible store items and 20% off Walgreens and W Brand products with a valid military ID or proof of service at any Walgreens and Duane Reade drug store nationwide.
“To our employees who are veterans and veterans across this great nation, we want to thank you for your service, sacrifice and courage,” stated Mark Wagner, Walgreens president of operations and community management. “We are grateful for their contributions, and want to offer our appreciation and respect to all who have served.”
H.D. Smith readies for second major storm system projected to hit New Jersey, New York coastline
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The New York Metro Division of H. D. Smith Wholesalers on Tuesday announced it has been preparing for the Nor’easter — anticipated to impact the northeastern United States as soon as Wednesday — by following the same emergency preparedness protocols the wholesaler had put into action both before and after Hurricane Sandy.
"Our foremost priority is ensuring that local pharmacies — the first place so many people turn to for medical and emergency supplies — can help patients access the medicines and home health products they need," stated Dale Smith, president and CEO of H. D. Smith.
The New York Metro division prepared for Hurricane Sandy by providing extra deliveries and instructing customers to stock up ahead of the storm in case of supply chain disruptions. After the storm passed, the division was up and running on a generator and filled and delivered orders to hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and independent pharmacy retailers.
"Thanks to proactive planning and preparedness, along with dedicated employees, … we were able to continue to supply vital pharmaceuticals, home health care, durable medical equipment, OTC medications and consumer goods to our many customers in the New York Tri-state area and beyond," added Christian Herrington, corporate VP operations at H. D. Smith.
Yankee Candle Co. launches collection inspired by ‘The Sound of Music’
SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. – The Yankee Candle Co. today announced the launch of its latest limited edition collection — My Favorite Things, inspired by the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein song from the musical "The Sound of Music."
The collection features three new fragrances: Brown Paper Packages, Whiskers on Kittens, and Schnitzel with Noodles. Returning from 2011 are Bright Copper Kettles, Crisp Apple Strudel, and Warm Woolen Mittens.
"We are thrilled to bring the memories of the Rodgers & Hammerstein song ‘My Favorite Things’ to life through fragrance," said Hope Margala Klein, EVP brand, innovation and merchandising for The Yankee Candle Co. "The collection brings you back to nostalgic childhood moments."
The My Favorite Things collection is available in large jar (SRP of $27.99) or special Samplers votive storybook gift set (SRP of $19.99) in more than 550 company-owned retail stores, select specialty retailers and gift shops, Yankee Candle Village stores and online at www.YankeeCandle.com from November through December, while supplies last.