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Safeway, Albertsons merger proceeds to next step as ‘go-shop’ period expires

BY Michael Johnsen

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway on Friday announced the expiration of the 21-day "go-shop" period pursuant to the terms of the previously announced definitive merger agreement under which AB Acquisition has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway.

Under the definitive merger agreement, Safeway and its representatives were permitted to solicit and engage in negotiations with respect to alternative acquisition proposals during the 21-day period. None of the parties contacted by Safeway during the "go-shop" period notified Safeway by the deadline that they would be interested in pursuing an alternative transaction under the merger agreement.

The parties to the merger agreement currently expect to complete the merger in the fourth quarter of 2014 following the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

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Dr. Fischer announces opening of new dedicated store on Amazon

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Looking to expand availability of his skin and eye care products, Dr. Fischer has announced the opening of a dedicated store on Amazon.

Fischer manufactures and distributes to more than 30 countries worldwide a broad range of eye care products, including Dr. Fischer Eye-Care for babies and adults, along with such skin care products as sunscreens and other applications.

Fischer began exports to the United States, selling its products under its own brand name around 18 months ago. Prior to that, his international activities focused on the production and export of products for private labels in the U.S., Australia and Europe. Fischer has now made it possible for consumers to purchase products under its own brand name in the United States at www.drfischer.com, via its own Amazon account.

 

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Dark and Lovely partners with Black Girls RUN! as beauty sponsor

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — SoftSheen-Carson’s Dark and Lovely hair care brand for women of color has teamed up with Black Girls RUN! as their exclusive beauty sponsor for 2014.

The mission of Black Girls RUN! is to become the leading resource and inspiration for generations of African-American women seeking to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

The 2014 partnership includes the “Preserve the Sexy Tour,” which kicked off March 22 in Orlando, Fla.; as well as the Sweat with Your Sole Conference and Race Weekend. These events will reach major cities across the United States.

"We are thrilled to partner with Black Girls RUN!" stated Mezei Jefferson, director of education, SoftSheen-Carson. "Many women use their hair as an excuse for not exercising, but we believe you don’t have to sacrifice a workout to keep the style that you love. We’re excited to use this platform to educate women on caring and styling their hair — whether curly or straight — for fitness."

Dark and Lovely will be offering product sampling and raffles at the tour stops, along with hair maintenance tips and one-on-one hair consultations by the Dark and Lovely Style Squad at select stops.
The upcoming Black Girls RUN! Preserve the Sexy tour stops include:

  • April 12 – New Orleans
  • May 3 – Charlotte
  • June 7 – Philadelphia
  • June 21 – Washington, DC
  • July 12 – Houston
  • Aug. 9 – Atlanta

    
The Preserve the Sexy Tour is a conference open to runners of all levels, from beginners to veterans. The tour will feature sessions including coaching on running anatomy, form, and muscle assessments from experts, and concludes with a celebratory fitness party.  
 

 

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