Mr. Clean celebrates milestone as it produces its 1 billionth Magic Eraser
CINCINATTI – Procter & Gamble’s Mr. Clean brand on Friday announced that is has manufactured 1 billion Mr. Clean Magic Erasers since the product’s launch in 2003.
"Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is a remarkable product, and we are extremely proud to reach this landmark for the history of the brand," said Mr. Clean communications manager Michelle Lohman. "We are excited that in nine years, it has become a cleaning staple among our fans."
The water-activated micro-scrubbers of the Mr. Clean Magic Erasers reach into surface grooves, lifting away tough soils with only water. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser can be used for removing scuff marks and dirt, cleaning grimy bathroom floors and removing stains from furniture and wooden decks.
The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser product lineup includes Extra Power, Bath Scrubber and Kitchen Scrubber versions for more specific uses, and is available in six multi-sized erasers.
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Rite Aid rolls out Diabetes Control Program in Cleveland
CLEVELAND — People with diabetes in Cleveland enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored health plans can obtain free diabetes management services from Rite Aid, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.
The chain’s pharmacists are participating in the Diabetes Control Program, part of UnitedHealth Group’s Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance, which is aimed at addressing the problem of Type 2 diabetes and prediabetes.
The program is available at 25 Rite Aid stores in the city, allowing people with the condition enrolled in it to connect with pharmacists trained in diabetes care and medication therapy management and receive private, one-on-one consultations that provide education and support.
Rite Aid began offering similar services as part of the Diabetes Control Program at 27 of its stores to residents of Long Island, N.Y., last month.
Competition for the diabetic patient at the retail pharmacy level is heating up.
Harris Teeter announces quarterly dividend and special dividend
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Harris Teeter Supermarkets on Thursday declared a quarterly dividend in the amount of $0.15 per share to be paid on Jan. 1, to shareholders of record on Dec. 14. This represents a $0.01 increase in the quarterly dividend amount, from the $0.14 per share that the company paid in previous quarters.
Harris Teeter also announced that its board declared a special dividend of $0.50 per share to be paid on Dec. 31 to shareholders of record on Dec. 14.
Harris Teeter Supermarkets operates a regional supermarket chain in eight states primarily in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States and the District of Columbia.
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