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Rite Aid Foundation donates relief funds to American Red Cross

BY Allison Cerra

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid announced that its charitable arm, the Rite Aid Foundation, has made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help the victims, families and communities affected by Hurricane Isaac.

Rite Aid noted that nearly all Rite Aid pharmacies affected by the storm in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi are open and serving the prescription and merchandise needs of the local residents. Rite Aid also said it has increased staffing in stores throughout the region to assist local residents. The company is working closely with local authorities to reopen any of its locations closed due to power outages.

"As people and communities start to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, it’s important that they know they aren’t alone," said Ken Martindale, Rite Aid COO and president of The Rite Aid Foundation. "One of Rite Aid’s core values is to be a caring neighbor in the communities we serve and we are proud to partner with the American Red Cross to help those most affected by Hurricane Isaac."

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Mark Feldstein and Associates gears up for holiday season with festive clocks

BY Allison Cerra

TOLEDO, Ohio — Mark Feldstein and Associates has introduced its new holiday musical clocks.

MFA said its North Pole cuckoo clock depicts Christmas elves helping Santa Claus getting ready for the "big day" in his workshop at the North Pole. At each hour, an elf comes out of the workshop accompanied by one of twelve Christmas carols. The clock features a swinging pendulum which can be removed for mantel or tabletop display. In addition to the North pole cuckoo clock, MFA also is offering the following 8-in. holiday musical clocks:

  • The Thomas Kinkade holiday clock, featuring an original painting titled "The Spirit of Christmas" by the late award-winning artist;

  • The Peanuts holiday dog house clock, based on "A Charlie Brown Christmas," features a green-framed dial along with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and his famous Christmas tree;

  • The puppy and kitty Christmas clocks, which feature photos captured by world-renowned animal photographer Keith Kimberlin; and

  • The snow family clock, which features a snowman illustration on the dial, combined with a festive gold frame.

To add ambiance to these celebratory scenes set by these festive 8-in. dials, each clock features 12 traditional Christmas carols, a different one played at the top of each hour. In addition, these clocks can be hung on a wall, but also include removable stands for convenient desktop display.

"The idea behind our series of holiday musical clocks is to provide consumers with a fun twist on the traditional holiday decorating," MFA president Mark Feldstein said. "The individual clocks present festive scenes, that combined with playing traditional Christmas carols, are certain to enhance the joy of the season year after year."

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the North Pole cuckoo clock is $34.95, while the MSRP for the 8-in. holiday musical clocks range from $10.95 to $11.95 each.

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Save Mart Supermarkets announces new executive appointments

BY Allison Cerra

MODESTO, Calif. — Save Mart Supermarkets has appointed a new chief human resources officer and chief legal officer, as well as a new CFO.

In the newly-created role of CHRO/CLO at Save Mart, Eric Nadworny is responsible for leading the human resources, labor relations, risk management, compliance and legal functions for the Modesto, Calif.-based grocer. Nadworny has worked at such companies as Ross Stores, BJ’s Wholesale Club and Shaw’s Supermarkets.

Greg Hill, Save Mart’s new CFO, Hill will oversee the finance, information technology, business analytics, strategy and business development and internal audit functions. The company said Hill has worked for Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a variety of other companies in both public and private sectors.

"I am very pleased to welcome Eric and Greg to the Save Mart team,” Save Mart president and COO Steve Junqueiro said. "I am confident that their fresh perspective, combined with their years of experience, will prove to be great assets to our company, our Associates, and the communities we serve."

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