Pampers expands online resources with new baby shower, registry guide
CINCINNATI — Pampers has launched a new baby shower and registry guide on PampersVillage.com for expectant moms and dads. The online resource features two applications, My Baby Registry and My Baby Shower.
The My Baby Registry app offers users such components as retail barcode scanning, instant sharing capabilities with Facebook networks and an interactive blogging feature for expectant parents that want to share their pregnancy experiences with friends. The app marks Pampers’ first fully integrated digital application, as well as the first iPhone application for the brand.
Meanwhile, Pampers’ My Baby Shower app provides expectant parents, family and friends the useful tools for party planning from start to finish, including advice on themes and tips, helping users keep track of guest lists and letting users share photos of the event. My Baby Shower currently is available on the Facebook platform.
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Former CVS executive joins Market Performance Group
NEW YORK — Former CVS/pharmacy executive Steve Ortleb has joined Market Performance Group, a consulting and sales management services company, as a director on the MPG sales and retail services team and a retail adviser for the MPG Strategy Consulting group.
Ortleb has nearly 15 years in category management and merchandising analysis at CVS/pharmacy. This experience was garnered through various category management and merchandising analysis positions with CVS/pharmacy and AC Nielsen. During his time with CVS/pharmacy, he held roles within the healthcare and beauty merchandising divisions, as well as the merchandising analysis department. His experience includes category manager positions for a wide variety of categories, including cough-cold, allergy, skin and sun care, and first aid.
An early pioneer in category management, he developed and implemented the Category Review Process at CVS, and was project owner for SKU optimization, clustering and the world wide retail exchange.
Court accepts A&P’s DIP facility
MONTVALE, N.J. — Bankrupt grocer A&P has announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has approved the $800 million debtor-in-possession financing provided by JPMorgan Chase. Of the total DIP facility, a $350 million term loan immediately has been made available.
As previously reported, A&P filed for bankruptcy on Sunday and will keep its 395 stores open and operational during the proceedings.
In addition, the court granted A&P’s motion to approve its request for "first day orders," including:
Immediate authority to pay employees’ salaries and wages and to continue providing health and other employee benefits to them;
Authority to pay certain pre-petition obligations to critical vendors and suppliers in the ordinary course; and
Authority to continue to satisfy all of its pre-petition obligations to customers, including existing loyalty and promotional programs.
Founded in 1859, A&P is one of the nation’s first supermarket chains. Aside from its namesake A&P chain, the company also owns Waldbaum’s, Pathmark, Best Cellars, The Food Emporium, Super Fresh and Food Basics banners.