Changing Channels — Stain Solver, Batter Blaster, BlackBerry cases and more
Syndicated “Ask the Builder” columnist Tim Carter has created Stain Solver, an organic powdered cleanser designed to take out even tough stains like red wine, blood and cooking grease.
Price: $14.97 and up
Don’t be a waffler
Batter Blaster, a sprayable pancake and waffle batter, has enlisted several rock bands from around the country as part of its Blast campaign.
Smart phone, smart look
Swedish company Dicota has unveiled Built for BlackBerry, a line of stylish, protective cases for the phones — available in a variety of styles.
Prices: $15 to $35
A Kushi job
Brazil Products Co. and Anderson Global Group have launched preB, a fermented combination of 55 fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and herbs based on macrobiotic guru Michio Kushi’s macrobiotic principles.
Fascination with royalty has existed for thousands of years. Now, the Hamilton Collection is selling hand-painted collectible figurines of Kate Middleton, who soon will marry Prince William.
Walmart opens office in Atlanta for East Coast business unit
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart Stores said it will open a new office in Atlanta, positioning the retailer to more effectively manage nearly 1,600 stores in 20 Eastern U.S. states and focus on opportunities to grow its business in such states as New York.
The new Eastern business unit will be run by Rosalind Brewer, president of Walmart East and EVP Walmart U.S.
The states in the new Eastern business unit are Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia.
Navarro moves ahead with growth plan
MIAMI — Navarro Discount Pharmacies signed new store leases in Homestead and Pembroke Pines and plans to add as many as 21 new store locations to its portfolio over the next three years.
The company, which is the largest Hispanic-owned drug store chain the United States, now has 28 existing store locations, and has three new locations under construction with planned store openings within the next three to nine months.
According to Paul DiBrito, Navarro’s director of real estate and construction, the company’s growth plans include adding as many as 21 new store locations in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties over the next three years, as well as remodeling up to five existing store locations annually. Three existing stores, including Hialeah Gardens, were remodeled in the last 12 months.
The 11,440-sq.-ft. Homestead store will target a Hispanic demographic that includes Mexicans. The Pembroke Pines store in Westfork Plaza comprises about 16,000 sq. ft. with demographics that include Puerto Rican and Venezuelan Hispanics.
In February, the retailer signed a lease for a new 14,000-sq.-ft. store in North Miami with such demographics as Haitian, African-American and Hispanic ethnicities.