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AMBI Skincare to sponsor TV special

BY Antoinette Alexander

SKILLMAN, N.J. AMBI Skincare, a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products brand for ethnic women, is sponsoring “America’s Ethnic Skin: An Al Roker Health Special” that will air on NBC Local Media stations on May 24.

Narrated and hosted by Roker, the half-hour special addresses the unique needs, challenges and issues facing women and men with melanin-rich skin tones. The special will hair in 10 major U.S. cities.

Al Roker Entertainment produced the special with medical expertise provided by several members of the Women’s Dermatological Society.

“With more than four decades of success at delivering efficacious skincare solutions to women with skin of color, AMBI is proud to sponsor this very important health special,” stated Michael Marquis, marketing director for the AMBI brand. “We know there is a need in the marketplace for better understanding of the special needs for ethnic skin and believe that dermatologists play a critical role in educating consumers on this topic.”

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Stop & Shop cuts prices on health and beauty

BY Alaric DeArment

QUINCY, Mass. East Coast supermarket chain Stop & Shop has announced that it will lower prices on more than 5,000 products, the company announced Thursday.

Discounted health and beauty items will include shampoos and soaps, vitamins, cotton swabs, bandages, toothpaste and others. The reductions are part of Stop & Shop’s “Low Prices Every Day” campaign, which has also lowered prices on foods, baby-care products, paper goods and household supplies.

Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. employs more than 59,000 people, operating 378 stores throughout New England, as well as New York and New Jersey. It is owned by the Dutch company Ahold.

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Cloyd to retire as P&G technology officer

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced the retirement of G. Gilbert Cloyd, chief technology officer.

Cloyd will retire effective Sept. 1, 2008, after more than 33 years of service. Until that time, effective June 1, Cloyd will be named officer on special assignment, reporting to A.G. Lafley, chairman and chief executive officer.

Effective June 1, Bruce Brown, current vice president of research and development of Global Hair Care and Global Hair Colorants, will be elected chief technology officer. Brown will report to Robert McDonald, chief operating officer.

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