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‘Marcia, Marcia Marcia!’ and 12 all-time great CPG commercials we just can’t get enough of

BY Rob Eder

NEW YORK — With Super Bowl Sunday now behind us — arguably, the biggest night of the year for TV advertising — DSN thought we'd get in the "wayback machine" and take a look at our favorite CPG commercials of all time. Except after Sunday night, we had to add one new entry to the list — the newest addition to the #EataSnickers campaign, featuring actors Danny "Machete" Trejo and Steve Buscemi and their homage to the Brady Bunch "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia" episode.

What was your favorite commercial from Super Bowl Sunday this year? Email me at reder@lf1925.com, and tell me what your favorite was for a chance to win one of three $50 American Express giftcards.

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Bloomberg: Whole Foods eyeing ways to curb healthcare costs

BY Antoinette Alexander

 

NEW YORK — Is Whole Foods looking to get into the health clinic business? Perhaps.

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods, said a major focus for the company is reducing the healthcare costs for its own employees, and he has a few ideas on just how to do it.

One idea is a Whole Foods medical clinic, he told Bloomberg. Inspired by Rosen Care, an employer health care program run by Rosen Hotels and Resorts in Orlando, Fla., Mackey is toying with the idea of rolling out a Whole Foods clinic for employees — and perhaps customers.

Another idea that Mackey shared with Bloomberg is setting up a weight-loss and nutrition camp for employees and customers. The idea is based on its Total Health Immersion program, a weeklong clinic that Whole Foods employees can attend to undergo medically supervised testing, group discussions with nutritionists and cooking classes. According to Bloomberg, Mackey would like to offer the program as a weekend getaway to customers and is even negotiating on a property in Austin, Texas. 
 

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Uniprix Group names president and CEO

BY Antoinette Alexander

MONTREAL, Quebec — Uniprix Group has announced that Philippe Duval has been named president and CEO, succeeding François Castonguay, who stepped down last August after 20 years as head of the company. Duval will take office on Feb. 2.

Duval previously served as GM of the Society for the Celebration of Montréal's 375th Anniversary and as president and CEO of the SAQ until 2013.
 

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