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Endo sales, profits climb in Q2

BY Alaric DeArment

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — Profits for Endo Pharmaceutical Holdings rose to $54.6 million during second quarter 2011, up 6% from $51.5 million in second quarter 2010, the drug maker said.

Sales for the quarter were $607.5 million, compared with $396.5 million in second quarter 2010. Sales of branded drugs were $398.3 million, an 8% increase over last year, which the company attributed to better sales of the pain drug Opana ER and the joint pain drug Voltaren Gel.

Generic drug sales were $133 million, compared with $27.7 million last year, with the large increase resulting from the November acquisition of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. Medical device and service sales were $76.3 million, of which $26.8 million came from the June acquisition of American Medical Systems.

Endo expects 2011 sales to total between $2.72 billion and $2.8 billion. This includes $1.63 billion to $1.69 billion from branded drugs, $464 million to $550 million from generic drugs and $520 million to $550 million from medical devices and services.

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Winn-Dixie revs up Fuelperks! program

BY DSN STAFF

TAMPA, Fla. — Winn-Dixie is putting the pedal to the metal for its Fuelperks! rewards program.

The retailer announced that beginning this week, shoppers that use the new Winn-Dixie customer reward card at any of the retailer’s 95 stores in the Tampa/St. Petersburg, Tallahassee and Gainesville, Fla.; and Albany and Columbus, Ga., markets can earn significant fuel discounts at participating Shell stations.

For instance, for every $50 in qualified purchases using the new CRC at Winn-Dixie, guests earn a 5 cents-per-gallon discount on fuel that is redeemable on a single fill-up, up to 20 gallons at any one of more than 300 participating area Shell stations.

“We encourage shoppers to visit their nearest Winn-Dixie location to sign up for their new customer reward card and start saving on gas through our Fuelperks! rewards program today,” Winn-Dixie’s regional VP Dab Lafever said. “We are thrilled to bring this new savings opportunity to our guests here in the Tampa Bay, north central Florida and west central Georgia areas, and look forward to expanding it soon into central Florida, especially with gas prices back on the rise.”

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TCC enters global licensing deal with Rovio for Angry Birds franchise

BY Allison Cerra

WESTPORT, Conn. — TCC has been granted a global license for retail loyalty promotions to Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise, TCC recently announced.

The multi-year agreement provides TCC with worldwide rights to the Angry Birds franchise in a wide range of distribution channels, including supermarkets and hypermarkets, drug stores, health and beauty chains, newspaper and newspaper kiosks, fuel chains and convenience stores.

The deal was brokered by TCC USA’s VP marketing and licensing Nicole Piper.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Rovio on Angry Birds, a franchise that has rapidly achieved global penetration with broad demographic appeal that is perfectly suited to TCC’s whole-store approach to loyalty programs," Piper said. "We look forward to tapping into that special appeal with fun, interactive programs that project the same unique and witty humor which spawned Angry Birds’ meteoric growth to become one of the world’s hottest entertainment and media brands."

TCC specializes in the design of retail marketing programs that increase sales by changing shopper behavior. For more information, visit Tccglobal.com.

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