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Rememband announces Kickstarter launch for new bracelet

BY Ryan Chavis

MINNEAPOLIS — Rememband announced on Monday the launch of the Rememband silicon bracelet on Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website.  

Rememband differs from other silicon bracelets because of its writeable insert, which unlocks two potential uses for consumers. It can serve as a memory aide that can be easily updated on the fly. Rememband owners also could use the insert to create a personalized design.

"From the initial response to Rememband, things are already looking good!" Bruce Allen, creator of Rememband, said. "I’m excited to hear back from Kickstarters about the project. The feedback we’ve gotten during development has been overwhelmingly positive. I hope we attain our Kickstarter goal so we can get a final version and get some more feedback from people."

Further developments for the product are planned to roll out over the next 12 months.

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Family Dollar supply chain executive resigns from post

BY Michael Johnsen

MATTHEWS, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores last week announced that Jeffrey Macak, EVP supply chain, has resigned from the company for personal reasons, effective Nov. 27. 

The dollar store operator intends to conduct a search for Macak’s replacement.

Macak had been named to the post in September. He had come from Bed Bath & Beyond, where he served as VP global supply chain for 13 years. 

 

 

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Dollar General refutes U.S. PIRG Education Fund report that high-lead toy set was sold in its stores

BY Michael Johnsen

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General before the Thanksgiving holiday refuted a recent U.S. PIRG Education Fund study — Trouble in Toyland 2013 — which suggested a toy jewelry ring set that tested twice the legal limit for lead was sold at Dollar General stores. 

"This product is not currently, nor has ever been, sold in Dollar General stores," the dollar store operator said. 

"Dollar General strives to provide quality products," the company continued. "Laboratories accredited by the Consumer Product Safety Commission test all products imported by Dollar General, and only those products that satisfy federal, state and company safety requirements are sold in Dollar General stores."

 

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