Safeway gives customers flu shot incentive
PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is helping customers prepare for the flu season by offering a new deal for those that get inoculated at its pharmacies.
Customers that get their flu vaccine at Safeway will be awarded 10% off their next grocery purchase, according to the retailer’s official blog.
Many retailers across the country have rolled out their flu vaccine programs this season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu shots for everyone ages 6 months and older.
Boiron benefits Vitamin Angel for second year
NEWTON SQUARE, Pa. — Boiron USA will be partnering with Vitamin Angels, a global nonprofit organization working to reduce child mortality by connecting infants and children under 5 years with vital nutrients for the second consecutive year, the homeopathic medicine manufacturer announced Friday.
Beginning in September for a limited time, Boiron will donate a percentage of sales to Vitamin Angels from boxes of Oscillococcinum packed in a specially marked custom display. The proceeds from each purchased box of Oscillo are enough to provide one child with vitamin A for one year.
Nutrition 21 files for Chapter 11
PURCHASE, N.Y. — Nutrition 21 on Friday announced that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
The company does not have sufficient cash to meet a required redemption of its Series J 8% Convertible Preferred Stock on Sept. 11, 2011, for $17.8 million.
Nutrition 21 plans on selling all, or substantially all, of its assets. During the pendency of Nutrition 21’s Chapter 11 proceedings, the company will remain in possession of its assets and will continue to operate its business.
Nutrition 21 in January sold substantially all of the assets of its direct response and retail businesses to Nature’s Products, based in Sunrise, Fla. The purchase price was approximately $3.2 million plus the assumption of designated liabilities.
“We entered into this transaction to focus our limited financial resources on our profitable ingredients business,” stated Michael Zeher, Nutrition 21 president and CEO, at the time of the January sale.