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Mott’s launches ‘Pink to the Core’ in support of breast cancer

BY Anna Mcgrath

PLANO, Texas Mott’s announced the launch of their “Pink to the Core” limited-edition applesauce promotion available through October.

“Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists, and Mott’s is proud to join their efforts to find the cures,” said Dave Fleming, brand director for Mott’s.

Mott’s has agreed to donate $300,000 to the organization and will be a National Series Sponsor of the 2009 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series.

The race dedicated to raising awareness of breast cancer and breast health is the world’s largest series of 5K runs, operating in more than 120 cities and five countries.

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Shareholders re-elect Pepsi Bottling Group directors

BY Drug Store News Team

SOMERS, N.Y. The Pepsi Bottling Group announced that shareholders have re-elected 10 directors and approved Deloitte and Touche LLP as the company’s registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2009 at Wednesday’s annual shareholders meeting.

The re-election further solidifies PBG’s rejection of a proposal made earlier this month by PepsiCo to buy out PBG.

PBG is the largest manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages. It is located in seven countries, and the company’s annual sales are of nearly $14 billion.

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Mailloux, Wright replace Dean Foods’ recent retirees

BY Drug Store News Team

DALLAS Dean Foods announced last week that Pete Schenkel and Lewis M. Collens have retired from the company’s board of directors. Wayne Mailloux and Doreen Wright have since been elected to the vacated positions.

Schenkel was elected to the board of directors in January 2000 and became vice chairman in January 2006. Fellow retiree Collens served on the board of directors of the former Dean Foods from 1991 to 2001.

Prior to being elected, Wright worked for Campbell Soup Co. as CIO. Mailloux is expected to be a key asset during the company’s expansion over the next three to five years.

“Both are highly regarded business leaders with demonstrated track records of success in leading strategic business transformations. Wayne’s background in sales and distribution and Doreen’s background in technology transformation will be particularly valuable to our continued growth,” said Gregg Engles, Dean Foods’ CEO and chairman of the board.

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