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Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie collectively raise more than $450,000 in support of Susan G. Komen

BY Michael Johnsen

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Customers of Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie collectively raised more than $450,000 for Susan G. Komen during a month-long campaign. 

The grocer’s Community Donation Program ran in all stores from Sept. 18 – Oct. 22, where customers could donate at any store register.

“This program demonstrates what community really means — people coming together to help their friends and neighbors in need,” Mary Kellmanson, Bi-Lo SVP marketing said. “This partnership with Komen helped educate and raise awareness about this disease and gave our customers a way of supporting the families in our communities that are battling breast cancer.”

 

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Rejuve Cigs to debut new flavor at Famima!! stores

BY Alaric DeArment

BREA, Calif. — Electronic cigarette manufacturer Rejuve is selling its products through Famima!!’s nine stores in southern California, the company said Tuesday.

Rejuve, whose products include electronic cigarettes, hookahs and vaping liquids, said its newest vaping liquid flavor, Brazilian Watermelon, would make its debut in Famima!! stores and is offered at 12-mg and 18-mg nicotine dosages. Other flavors include Classic Tobacco, Menthol, Italian Coffee and French Vanilla.

"We are excited to work with Famima, and the partnership makes perfect sense," Rejuve Cigs chief marketing officer Jessica Lee said. "We share the same customers — those who are busy, but seek a quality experience in everything they see, touch, taste and do — whether out on the town or shopping for food and other necessities."

Famima!!, based in Japan, operates nearly 22,000 stores, mostly in Asia.

 

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Walgreens’ Wade Miquelon named 2014 race chair for Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure

BY Michael Johnsen

CHICAGO — The Chicagoland Area Affiliate of Susan G. Komen (Komen Chicago) on Tuesday announced that Walgreens CFO and president international Wade Miquelon will serve as race chair for its annual Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Race for the Cure. The event will take place on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014, in Chicago’s Grant Park.

"Like too many others, I have witnessed special women in my life battle breast cancer. They are my inspiration to find a cure," Miquelon said. "I’m honored to chair Komen Chicago’s 2014 Race for the Cure. I look forward to once again standing side-by-side with my co-workers and the thousands of event participants as we race to end breast cancer forever."

Walgreen’s is a long-standing sponsor of Komen Chicago and was the top fundraising corporate team at last year’s Race for the Cure. In addition to leading the Walgreen’s corporate team in their efforts, Miquelon joined the Komen Chicago "Pink Tie Guy" class to stand up to breast cancer by driving awareness and raising funds to support research to find a cure.  As the 2014 race chair, Miquelon will lead this year’s efforts across the Chicagoland area.

"With the support of dedicated participants and sponsors, such as Wade and Walgreen’s, we will continue to make great strides in funding critical research projects and prevention programs throughout the Chicagoland area and across the country," said Rita Forden, CEO of Komen Chicago.

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