Boobzie looks to launch at retail
GLENDALE, Calif. — A line of insulated can covers is taking a provocative turn.
Boobzie is a line of coozies shaped like the female body. A novelty yet functional item, the Boobzie made its debut via the Boobzie online store and will be expanding to a number of retailers later this year.
Boobzies are retail priced under $10. More information can be found at Boobzie.com.
CVS Caremark All Kids Can, Cedars-Sinai partner to bring mobile medical clinic to Los Angeles schools
LOS ANGELES — CVS Caremark, through its All Kids Can program, announced on Thursday a partnership with Cedars-Sinai to expand the medical center’s Coach for Kids and Their Families program to provide health services to more vulnerable children in South Los Angeles who otherwise would not have access to health services, including immunizations and dental screenings.
Supported by a $50,000 grant through its CVS Caremark All Kids Can program, which aims to help children of all abilities, the Coach for Kids mobile clinic will expand free healthcare services to four additional public schools in South Los Angeles.
"CVS Caremark All Kids Can is committed to supporting programs like the Coach for Kids mobile clinic that help thousands of children and families on their path to better health," stated Eileen Howard Boone, SVP corporate communications and community relations for CVS Caremark. "We are proud to partner with Cedars-Sinai to help expand the Coach for Kids mobile clinic program in Los Angeles and provide access to quality medical services to more children."
Cedars-Sinai’s mobile medical and case management program provides continuity of care to thousands of underserved children in Los Angeles each year.
To celebrate the partnership with Coach for Kids, CVS Caremark and Cedars-Sinai will host a community-wide family health fair on May 19 at the Gilbert W. Lindsay Recreation Center. The celebration, which will bring together CVS/pharmacy pharmacists and volunteers, representatives from Cedars-Sinai, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and children of all abilities and families in the community, will honor the expansion of the Coach for Kids mobile clinic.
The event will feature free medical services, including immunizations and dental screenings, as well as activities for the whole family. CVS/pharmacy pharmacists will be on hand to review medications and answer questions related to prescriptions and other services.
Coach for Kids provides medical, case management and mental health services, along with oral health, nutrition and fitness education, including such primary care services as immunizations, screenings and laboratory tests, prescription medications and referrals to specialists. Staffed by Cedars-Sinai professionals, the Coach for Kids healthcare team travels in two fully equipped, 38-ft. mobile medical units to see patients. Each unit is equipped with two private examination rooms, a nurse’s station, laptop computers, records technology, medical and lab supplies, and medications for acute illnesses.
Survey: 80% of consumers actively looking for rebates
LEWISVILLE, Texas — Ninety-five percent of consumers are interested in products that come with rebates, while 80% of consumers actively seek out rebates, according to an annual consumer survey by rebate provider Parago.
The survey found that consumer preference for rebates versus instant discounts is growing. And while economic recovery may be on its way by the numbers, consumer sentiments around spending are still timid.
"With our third annual study of consumer shopping behavior, we have seen sustained sensitivity to price and willingness to hunt for bargains," Parago president and CEO Juli Spottiswood said. "Price perception is king, and consumers are indifferent to how that price point is achieved, whether through rebate, coupon, club or sale."
However, Spottiswood added, because consumers understand that rebates offer deeper discounts than other sales, there is a strong interest in the promotions and shoppers actively are looking for rebates before and during the shopping experience.
"As such, marketers are able to leverage rebates to drive lower price perception while gaining high value customer information during the redemption process," she said.
The rebate research was conducted independently through online delivery and surveyed more than 1,000 consumers. Key findings include:
Consumers’ preference for higher value rebates versus instant discounts grew;
80% of consumerssaid they look for rebates;
Because rebates are only offered for a specific period of time, they make 54% of shoppers feel like they caught an exclusive sale; and
57% of consumers feel that rebates nowadays are easy to redeem.