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Family Dollar opens store No. 8,000

BY Michael Johnsen

LANCASTER, S.C. — Family Dollar last week opened its 8,000th store here, the company announced.

"Lancaster is  proud to have been selected as the site of Family Dollar’s 8,000th store," stated Joe Shaw, Lancaster’s mayor. "We look forward to partnering with Family Dollar to meet the retail needs of our citizens."

"We have over 200 stores in South Carolina, so it certainly is a great fit for us to open this landmark store in the state," commented Howard Levine, Family Dollar chairman and CEO. 

 

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Hannaford opens community wellness center

BY Antoinette Alexander

ALBANY, N.Y. — Hannaford Supermarkets has teamed up with Capital District YMCA and CDPHP to open the Healthy Living Center, a community-centered wellness facility that offers a holistic approach to health and wellness, as well as assistance with health insurance needs.

The Healthy Living Center is located inside Hannaford Supermarkets in Albany. The concept of partnering with other entities to create and operate a wellness center focused on the needs of a particular community is a first on the national level for each of the organizations.

The 5,277-square-foot Healthy Living Center, which opened in early October, offers the community a variety of programs that support healthy living and wellness in the community, such as group exercise classes, weight management classes, nutrition seminars, personal training and senior fitness classes, as well as programs that address specific health needs, such as the Pedaling for Parkinson’s and diabetes prevention programs. Fees may apply for some offerings.

“Hannaford is deeply committed to addressing the health and wellness needs of the communities in which we live and operate. The Healthy Living Center will provide a critical service to individuals and families throughout the Capital Region,” stated Rudy DiPietro, VP retail operations for Hannaford Supermarkets. “We look forward to welcoming our shoppers to this pioneering facility which will undoubtedly serve as a new model for community health services.”

Member services representatives from CDPHP are available daily to answer questions regarding health and insurance needs, and are also available to help people understand their Medicare and New York State Health Exchange options.

 

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‘Warrior Training Bracelets’ aim to inspire healthy living

BY Alaric DeArment

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. — A line of leather bracelets made by Endorphin Warrior aims to inspire wearers to lose weight and improve their health.

Endorphin Warrior, which calls itself an "active lifestyle brand," said its Warrior Training Bracelets were helping people lose weight and make other positive lifestyle changes by helping them stay encouraged and mentally strong. The bracelets feature a single word — such as "Persevere," "Unbreakable," "Relentless," "Conquer," "Strength," "Transcend" or "Courage" — imprinted on a metal plate attached to a leather wristband. Fifteen bracelets are available.

"Words have the power to transform," Endorphin Warrior founder Eric Jenican said. "It’s amazing what a positive and powerful force something as simple as a word on a bracelet can become in a person’s life, but it does."

 

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