BestAir Trash Dash eliminates odors from trash, recycling receptacles
HAMPSHIRE, Ill. — A remedy for odors that lurk in trash cans has entered the market.
Trash Dash, a new item marketed under the BestAir brand, is a sodium bicarbonate-based product that is designed to enhance indoor air quality and add a fresh scent to trash or recycling containers by absorbing odors.
"BestAir Trash Dash uses a proprietary odor neutralizing technology that reacts with and attaches to the odor molecules in refuse containers to eliminate odors that are often right under your nose," said Daniel Schuld, president and CEO of RPS Products, which manufactures the BestAir brand. "Not only does Trash Dash offer a new way to maintain pleasant interior air quality, it also allows consumers to fill their expensive garbage bags to capacity without the worry of lingering trash odors in the home."
Available in citrus burst or lavender vanilla scents, BestAir Trash Dash is available in 8-oz. containers and carries a suggested retail price range of $3.99 to $4.49.
Savient names SVP, CFO
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Savient Pharmaceuticals has appointed a new finance chief.
John Hamill will serve as Savient’s SVP and CFO, where he will be responsible for all financial and accounting functions of the company. Hamill, who brings more 25 years of global financial and administrative operational experience to his new role, will directly report to Savient president and CEO Lou Ferrari. Prior to joining the drug maker, Hamill served as CFO of PharmaNet Development Group, a leading global supplier of drug development services.
"John has a valuable combination of global financial, operational and public company experience which will be vital for us as we continue to execute on our strategic initiatives to drive growth opportunities for Krystexxa both in the U.S. and in markets around the world," Ferrari said. "He will be responsible for all aspects of our financial functions and for ensuring the company meets its growth objectives in the most cost-effective manner through the implementation of financial and operational controls and the execution of the financial roadmap."
Rite Aid’s turnaround seeds show signs of growth
WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT’S IMPORTANT — The general consensus seems to be that the turnaround that the country’s third-largest retail pharmacy chain has engineered over the past few years is working.
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Rite Aid president, chairman and CEO John Standley said as much during a conference call Thursday to discuss the company’s second quarter 2013 earnings, noting the company’s "significant progress in our turnaround efforts." Analyst John Heinbockel of Guggenheim Securities seemed to agree, writing in a report, "Our bullish near-term fundamental thesis on RAD remains intact: the combination of generics and the maturation of the Wellness+ program will drive above-trend EBITDA growth for several more quarters."
Wellness+, the loyalty card program the chain launched nationwide in April 2010, has been a major driver of sales, producing many of the chain’s most loyal customers. Since its launch, several enhancements have been made, including Wellness+ for Diabetes and, most recently, a feature that allows members to have +UP points loaded to the cards automatically.
The Wellness-format stores already were trending ahead of the older-format stores early on, and they are now showing better front-end sales than the others. Recently, the company unveiled an updated version of the format in Harrisburg, Pa., which includes enhanced decor, product offerings and merchandising presentations. "The Wellness store format is another area of our business that we are constantly looking to refine," Standley told investors Thursday.
When the Wellness+ program and Wellness stores first appeared, one could say that Rite Aid had sown the seeds for a turnaround. Now, based on the results so far, one can say the crops are well on their way to harvest season.
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