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Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy named among fastest-growing private companies by Inc. magazine

BY Alaric DeArment

SWARTZ CREEK, Mich. Inc. magazine has ranked Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States, Diplomat said Thursday.

Inc. ranked the company at No. 554 overall and placed it at 32nd place out of the top 100 in gross dollars of growth, and as No. 36 in overall growth. The company has grown by 554% over the past three years, Diplomat said.

“At Diplomat, we’re pleased to make Inc.’s Top 5,000 list,” Diplomat president and CEO Phil Hagerman said. “This achievement recognizes the commitment and dedication of our team. Our staff is truly dedicated to patient care, and that translates into growth.”

Ernst & Young also recently named Hagerman Entrepreneur of the Year for the region of Michigan and northwest Ohio, which puts him in the running for Ernst & Young’s National Entrepreneur of the Year award, which will be announced in November.

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Walmart names new SVP sustainability

BY DSN STAFF

NEW YORK Andrea Thomas has been named Walmart’s new SVP sustainability. Matt Kistler, current SVP sustainability, will be transitioning into a new role as SVP marketing on the Walmart U.S. team.

Thomas currently serves as SVP global merchandising center for the home, hardlines and entertainment businesses. In this position, she has been heavily involved in supply chain, product development and brand marketing — all of which are key elements of Walmart’s sustainability push.

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Lysol launches Mission for Health campaign

BY Allison Cerra

PARSIPPANY, N.J. In an effort to underscore playing an active role in one’s health, Reckitt Benckiser has unveiled the newest multifaceted marketing campaign for its Lysol brand.

 

The Lysol Mission for Health campaign seeks to promote healthy habits through three strategic pillars. Program elements include:

  • New Moms: First-time moms will be provided with educational resources about how to keep mom and infant healthy with information available at OB/GYN offices, pediatrician offices, on Lysol.com/missionforhealth and other online communities;
  • Schools: Lysol is empowering schools, through a program endorsed by a leading pediatrician, to teach healthy habits to children and increase school attendance through the Lysol Blue Ribbon School Attendance Challenge that rewards schools for low absenteeism; and
  • Disaster Relief: Lysol has partnered with Save the Children, a nonprofit humanitarian and disaster relief organization to support the needs of children and their families whose health and safety are affected by disasters.

The campaign includes new online, television and print advertising.

 

"Backed by our expertise in hygiene and killing germs, Lysol has been a trusted brand in creating healthy homes for more than 100 years.  We’re committed to making a difference, both at home and throughout the community," said Ross Ullman, Lysol marketing director. "Health matters to all of us, and our new campaign aims to go beyond the functional benefits of the brand to demonstrate our commitment to mom and to her family."

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