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Walmart gives back with Teacher Rewards program

BY Allison Cerra

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart is helping teachers purchase much-needed classroom supplies through the retailer’s Teacher Rewards program.

Through the Teacher Rewards program, more than 4,600 U.S. Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam’s Club locations are eligible to select one local kindergarten through eighth grade public school and provide $50 reward cards to 20 teachers. Winning teachers can use the funds to purchase essential items for their classrooms such as paper, folders, binders, clipboards, pens, pencils, crayons and markers. Now in its fourth year, Walmart said its program is donating up to $4.5 million to help 90,000 teachers across the country.

Local stores will begin selecting schools to participate in late August.

"Each year teachers across the country provide their time, talents and often their own money to ensure students have what they need to be successful in the classroom," said Michelle Gilliard, senior director of giving at Walmart. "Through our Teacher Rewards program we will once again send our nation’s teachers back to school with the support and resources they need to continue educating the future leaders of our country."

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New Adidas personal care collection for men hits Walmart shelves

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Coty has announced the introduction of the new Adidas personal care line for men, which is available exclusively at Walmart.

The Adidas Personal Care for Men Collection is designed to keep up with the modern man’s active lifestyle and is available across four product segments:

Body wash ($3.47): The Adidas Hair & Body 3 provides triple-action results: It cleanses, refreshes and conditions. It is available in three After Sport, Extra Fresh and Active Start scents.

Deodorant ($3.47): This long-lasting deodorant promises 24 hours of nonstop freshness. It is available in Deep Energy, Ice Dive and Pure Games scents.

Deodorant body spray ($3.47): This body spray is available in Deep Energy, Ice Dive and Pure Games scents.

Antiperspirant ($3.47): This formula features a unique Dry Max System that provides 48-hour protection against perspiration. It comes in three variants: Fresh, Control and Intense.

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Kinney Drugs acquires four independent pharmacies

BY Antoinette Alexander

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. — Regional player Kinney Drugs has snapped up four independent pharmacies located in central New York and Vermont, bringing its total store count to 94.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 


“These acquisitions are a very good fit for Kinney Drugs and are consistent with our stated growth objectives in retail pharmacy,” stated Jim Spencer, COO of Kinney Drugs store division. “They will allow us to grow our prescription base and market share within existing markets, and at the same time expand into two new areas in Central New York and Vermont.”
 


Two of the acquired pharmacies have been converted and remerchandised, and will operate under the Kinney Drugs name. The other two pharmacies were closed, and prescription files and inventory were transferred to the neighboring Kinney Drugs.

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