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Charmin, Kenny G unite to celebrate new design

BY Ryan Chavis

CINCINNATI — Charmin will transform the Hard Rock Café in Times Square into the “Soft Rocks! Café" to showcase Charmin Ultra Soft, which now features comfort cushions.

“At Charmin we regularly speak with consumers to get their perspective on our products. When we asked them about softness, they talked about their beds — the down comforters, fluffy pillows and Egyptian cotton sheets,” Gregg Weaver, senior scientist in family care research and development at P&G, said. “We used that insight to develop our comfort cushions, which look and feel soft like pillows.”

Weaver also revealed that softness is one of top three qualities consumers look for when looking for toilet paper, with strength and absorbency being the other two.

To kick-off the festivities, Charmin will bring in the talents of musician Kenny G — famous for his soothing, soft sound — to treat crowds to a concert outside the “Soft Rocks! Café.”

 

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Report: Jewel-Osco president Emmons to retire

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO — Jewel-Osco president William Emmons is retiring less than a year after taking the helm at the grocery chain, which is now part of New Albertsons Inc., according to a Chicago Tribune report.

The Chicago grocer has tapped Jim Rice, who has served as VP of operations since August, to take the reins on a interim basis, the Chicago Tribune reported. Rice has worked for Albertsons for more than 35 years.

Rice began his career as a part-time associate with the goal to become a store director, which he achieved in Southern California in 1986. From there, he was promoted to district manager in both Florida and Las Vegas, roles which prepared him to be VP of the Northern California division and later the president of the Southwest division.

In February 2013, it was announced that Emmons would head Jewel-Osco. Emmons was formerly president of the southern division and returned to the company following his 2010 retirement. He began working at Albertsons in 1971.

 

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After Bite introduces new formula

BY Ryan Chavis

LITTLETON, N.H. — After Bite on Tuesday announced an improvement in its formula, which now uses baking soda to alleviate and soothe bites and stings. The product — which provides relief from mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and other common insects — will be available on retail shelves beginning February 2014. 

“After Bite is a trusted family favorite,” Frank Meyer, chief marketing officer at Tender Corporation, the company After Bite, said. “Our new and improved formula adds baking soda, Grandma’s home remedy, to the formula for amplified comfort and relief of common insect bites and stings. Generations of families have come to trust in After Bite and the new formula will continue this legacy.”

Other After Bite products include: After Bite Kids, with Aloe Vera and tea tree oil, After Bite Plus with antihistamine, After Bite Outdoor with tea tree oil, After Bite Xtra and After Bite Chigger and Ant.

 

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