Bug Bam takes repelling solutions worldwide
LOS ANGELES — A leader in mosquito repelling solutions now is selling its products worldwide.
Bug Bam — which creates such products as repelling wristbands, repelling pet tags and area repelling grids that may be placed in a variety of outdoor environments — said it now sells its products in 23 countries and counting. Worn around the wrist, ankle, or placed nearby, Bug Bam products have been scientifically proven to repel mosquitoes and other flying, biting insects for up to 100 hours. All products use 100% natural, nontoxic ingredients and are 100% recyclable, the company said.
Publix promotes DiGrazia to VP finance
LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix has promoted one of its executives.
Gino DiGrazia, who currently serves as VP and controller of Publix’s business analysis and reporting, has been promoted to VP finance. In addition to his current responsibilities for business analysis and reporting, DiGrazia assumes many of the responsibilities previously held by Kelly Underhill, director of tax and treasury, who retired from Publix on March 30.
"Developing our leaders for future opportunities is important to our long-term success," Publix CFO David Phillips said. "I am pleased we have leaders like Gino who are prepared to take on new roles."
DiGrazia joined Publix in 1992 as manager of business analysis and reporting. In 1997, he was promoted to director of business analysis and reporting until being named VP and controller of business analysis and reporting in 2002.
Sam’s Club to launch online pet care portal
TAMPA, Fla. — Sam’s Club has signed a deal with Triad Retail Media to provide pet care information on its website, Triad said Wednesday.
The companies are launching Pet Central on SamsClub.com and are partnering with Louise Murray, author of the book "Vet Confidential: An Insider’s Guide to Protecting Your Pet’s Health" and head of the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York, to develop social media content focus on caring for pets. Triad said Pet Central was designed to provide pet owners with an interactive shopping experience through which they can learn about how to properly care for pets while creating a direct path to purchase and recommending products at Sam’s Club. Meanwhile, customers can interact with Murray on such topics as teaching puppies not to bite, calming hyperactive kittens and properly boarding pets while on vacation.
"Dynamic, interactive and information-rich content centers have become a critical element of the shopper marketing strategy for retailers and brands," Triad CEO Greg Murtagh said. "With the new Pet Central, Sam’s Club has built one of the most informed base of customers when it comes to pet care, which ultimately helps drive sales online and in-store. Triad is thrilled to be involved with such an innovative project."