Report: Are selfie sticks behind latest surge in lice?
Lice isn't just being transferred by shared hats or combs anymore, today a shared selfie may be responsible for the spread of lice, WPLG reported Tuesday. "A Wisconsin pediatrician calls the bugs 'social media lice,'" the news organization reported. "While there's no scientific proof that selfie snapping is to blame for spread of lice, studies show that lice in 25 states, including Florida, is now resistant to over-the-counter treatments." (WPLG)
P&G’s David Taylor named chairman
CINCINNATI – Procter & Gamble on Wednesday announced that David Taylor will be appointed chairman of the board, effective July 1, 2016. Taylor assumes the position in addition to his role as president and CEO following the retirement of current executive chairman A.G. Lafley, who was named chairman, president and CEO in 2013.
“I want to recognize and thank A.G. for his legacy of leadership at P&G,” Taylor stated. “Over the past three years in particular, A.G. was instrumental in leading our strategic, leadership and cultural transformation, rationalizing our portfolio, instituting a productivity mindset, and building our global leadership team. We are now better positioned for the long term to address both the challenges and opportunities before us.”
Taylor joined P&G in 1980. He has helped to build many of P&G’s core businesses, including Baby Care, Family Care, Hair Care and Home Care. He has led global businesses, and lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to being named CEO, Taylor served as group president of Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care. Previously, Taylor was responsible for Family Care and Home Care, both of which delivered consistent double-digit profit and mid-single-digit sales growth under his leadership.
Taylor and Lafley have worked closely together in the past year on the company’s strategy to strengthen and focus P&G’s business and brand portfolio.
Lafley served as CEO from 2000 to 2009, and returned from retirement to serve as CEO again from 2013-2015. From 2015, as executive chairman, Lafley led the board of directors and provided advice and counsel on company and business strategies, portfolio choices and organization decisions.
ALDI to debut a range of personal care products for baby
BATAVIA, Ill. — Discount grocer ALDI plans to introduce its first full line of baby products, Little Journey, in August.
From newborn diapers to training pants, cleansing wipes to gentle baby wash, formula to organic pouches, Little Journey will feature nearly 50 quality, affordably priced everyday essentials parents and little ones need.
"Our ALDI customers spoke, and we listened. The Little Journey product line is another way we're using our shoppers' feedback to make grocery shopping as simple and convenient as possible," explained Liz Ruggles, director of marketing, ALDI, and a mom. "With Little Journey we're able to better support and grow with our shoppers and their families – from those first smiles to the first day of preschool and beyond."
The company announced that the Little Journey line will be available at all ALDI locations coast-to-coast to further the grocer’s commitment to providing an easier, more convenient grocery shopping experience.
Additionally, to celebrate the product launch, ALDI kicked off a baby Facebook photo contest this week in search of the first ‘face’ of the new brand. One lucky baby will win a $30,000 grand prize and $500 worth of Little Journey products.
ALDI operates more than 1,500 US stores in 34 states.