Yankee Candle gears up for summer with new collection
SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle is rolling out new scented candles for summer 2012.
The five new scents, Loves Me, Loves Me Not, pink dragon fruit, wild passion fruit, Fruit Fusion and Oceanside, are inspired by one of three distinct experiences: the joy of youth, the tenderness of romance or the simplicity of the outdoors.
"Summer is a season all about having fun," Yankee Candle SVP brand, design and innovation Hope Margala Klein said. "Our new scents provide a delightful way to bring the best the season has to offer into your home."
The candles carry a suggested retail price range of $10.99 to $27.99.
Ingles Markets declares quarterly cash dividend
ASHEVILLE, N.C. — Ingles Markets announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend for both its Class A and Class B common stock.
The board declared a cash dividend of 16.5 cents per share on all of its Class A common stock and 15 cents per share on all of its Class B common stock. This is an annual rate of 66 cents and 60 cents per share, respectively, the company said.
The dividends are payable April 19 to all shareholders of record on April 5.
Energizer gives Ultimate Lithium batteries a power boost
ST. LOUIS — Energizer is making its Ultimate Lithium last longer than ever with a new retooled formula.
The Ultimate Lithium AA batteries now last up to nine times longer in digital cameras (compared with Energizer Max batteries), while Ultimate Lithium AAA batteries also last up to nine times longer in high-drain digital cameras. Similarly, Energizer Advanced Lithium AA and AAA batteries last up to six times longer in digital cameras.
The improved Ultimate Lithium AA batteries now are appearing on store shelves nationwide, the company said.
"Ultimate Lithium batteries are ideal for digital cameras and flashes because they are designed to deliver energy at high rates," Energizer technology manager Dan Durbin said. "For this improvement we reconfigured the battery with improved materials, allowing it to deliver even more energy at a high rate. Fans and advocates of our lithium batteries will be happy to know Energizer continues to invest in identifying and evaluating ways to further extend runtimes with this powerful battery."