AmerisourceBergen increases dividend rate
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — The board of directors of AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday increased the company’s quarterly dividend rate 12% to $0.235 per common share from $0.21 per common share.
AmerisourceBergen shares were up 23 cents to $67.13 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday.
The quarterly dividend of $0.235 per common share will be payable Dec. 2, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 18, 2013.
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Yankee Candle unveils new holiday collection
SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — The Yankee Candle Co. will introduce the new holiday-inspired Snow Globes collection, the company announced Wednesday.
The limited-edition collection, complete with classic holiday colors and festive snow flurries, features three new scents: Magical Frosted Forest, Sugary Sweet Snowfall and Santa’s Candy Castle.
“The holidays are magical and fun and we wanted to reflect that in this captivating new collection,” Hope Margala Klein, executive VP, brand, design and innovation for Yankee Candle Co. said. “The Snow Globes collection not only adds a warm, festive touch to holiday gatherings, but makes for a treasured gift throughout the season.”
Coordinating candy cane, snowman and tree snow globe candle toppers and holders are also available for purchase. The Snow Globes fragrances are available immediately at Yankee Candle retail stores, www.yankeecandle.com, and select speciality retailers and gift shops.
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Family Dollar’s Mike Bloom next top executive to go undercover for CBS’ ‘Undercover Boss’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Family Dollar president and COO Mike Bloom will be featured on the CBS award-winning reality series, "Undercover Boss" this Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. EST. For the episode, Bloom went undercover in several Family Dollar stores and at one of the company’s distribution centers, where he worked a variety of jobs alongside company team members.
Having joined Family Dollar in September of 2011, Bloom decided to take part in the show to get a first-hand look at what team members go through every day and to find ways to make their jobs easier.
"I had no idea what to expect when I signed up for ‘Undercover Boss,’ but I am so glad I decided to participate," Bloom said. "This was an experience that I will never forget and one that I know will forever shape the way I do my job. This experience offered more insight into what our team members experience every day, and also confirmed to me that we have some incredible people working on the front lines in our stores and distribution centers."
During the show, Bloom had the opportunity to change the lives of several team members for the better. "This show became more to me than just the chance to get an inside look at what goes on inside our more than 8,000 stores and 11 distribution centers," Bloom said. "This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me to get to know some of our team members on a very personal level. I am so proud of the team members we have working for us, and I know the changes we make, both for those featured and for those behind the scenes, will make a tremendous impact on their working lives."
Look forward to watching. He was a great executive at CVS! Retailers all try to have systems best systems in place to offer best product selection at best price in for their multiple types of shopper... At the end of the day its about the people at store level.