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Meg Whitman rejoins P&G’s board

BY Allison Cerra

CINCINNATI — The former president and CEO of eBay has returned to Procter & Gamble’s board of directors, effective immediately.

Meg Whitman, who worked as a brand assistant for P&G after graduating from Harvard Business School, served on P&G’s board from 2003 to 2008. During her career, Whitman served as president and CEO of eBay from 1998 until 2008. Whitman also ran for governor of California in the 2010 elections.

"Meg was an outstanding director during her initial time on the board, and we are delighted to be able to welcome her back," said Robert McDonald, P&G chairman, president and CEO. "[Meg’s] business knowledge, vision and passion for winning are qualities that will serve the board and P&G well in the years ahead."

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Crayola slated to launch new creative activities this summer

BY Allison Cerra

EASTON, Pa. — Crayola is looking to dazzle kids and parents alike with a new lineup of creative activities.

The new products, available this August, include:

  • Glow Explosion sand art sculptures, for children ages 6 years and older, with a suggested retail price of $9.99;

  • Washable glow chalk, for children ages 6 years and older, with an SRP of $9.99;

  • Washable colored bubble launcher, for children ages 4 years and older, with an SRP of $14.99;

  • Crayola Story Studio kits, which include the "Crayola Story Studio comic maker: Spiderman," the "Crayola Story Studio fairy tale maker: Disney princess" and the "Crayola Story Studio adventure maker: Disney-Pixar ‘Cars 2.’" For children ages 5 years and older, with an SRP of $9.99;

  • The Crayola iMarker, which brings digital coloring and drawing to life by using the iconic colors from Crayola and includes a free ColorStudio HD app download on the iPad. For children ages 3 years and older, with an SRP of $29.99;

  • Mess Free Color Wonder metallic paper, a mess-free marker and paper system, for children ages 3 years and older, with an SRP of $9.99; and

  • Crayola’s 3-D dry-erase activity set, for children ages 5 years and older, with an SRP of $12.99.

Crayola is presenting the new products at this year’s Toy Fair, held in New York.

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Harris Teeter incentivizes flu shots

BY Michael Johnsen

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter on Friday announced an incentive to its VIC loyalty card customers to receive their seasonal flu shots this season.

Now through the end of May, customers who purchase a seasonal flu shot for only $12.95 with their VIC card will receive an electronic coupon for $12.95, valid on their next grocery purchase of that value or more.

Select Harris Teeter pharmacies are offering these seasonal flu shots right now, the Carolina grocer stated.

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