Walgreens institutes developer challenge to spur Balance Rewards integration in health-focused apps
- Walgreens Best Overall App Integration Award ($7,000) – The prize will be based on the quality of the app integration idea, successful integration of the Balance Rewards API and impact for app customers to lead a happy and healthy life;
- Henry Ford Health System Patient Engagement Award ($3,000) – As a supporter of the challenge, Henry Ford Health System will offer an award that is based on the potential to incent healthy patient behavior and engagement, while increasing or easing the ability to manage chronic conditions. This criteria is in addition to the quality of the app integration idea and successful integration of the Balance Rewards API; and
- People's Choice for Best App Integration Award ($3,000) – Voted on by ChallengePost users and also will be based on the quality of the app integration idea, successful integration of the Balance Rewards API and impact for app customers to lead a happy and healthy life.
New L’Occitane Atlanta flagship boutique one of few ‘Provence Home’ concept stores
ATLANTA — French natural beauty retailer L'Occitane has opened doors to its latest U.S. store in Atlanta, marking the retailer’s largest flagship in the United States and one of its first new “Provence Home” concept stores.
The store is one of 17 stores to open in the new $1 billion Buckhead Atlanta development.
"L'Occitane takes great care in selecting where we open our beautiful flagship stores around the world, and so we are delighted that our third flagship in the U.S., and the first in Georgia, is opening in the magnificent Buckhead Atlanta shopping center," said David Boynton, CEO of L'Occitane.
The flagship is the fifth L'Occitane boutique to open in the Atlanta area. The “Provence Home” concept conveys a warm, inviting and generous atmosphere in which the customer can discover the richness of the brand's story in a new way, the company explained. A space where they can experience the region of Provence, even from miles away, through a range of warm materials, contemporary yet authentic designs, displays and features, including a "golden sun" chandelier made entirely of the brand's signature and never-fading Immortelle flowers from Corsica.
Supergoop! names director of operations
NEW YORK — Supergoop!, which makes multifunctional sun care formulas, has appointed Dwayne Bobbit as director of operations.
In this role, Bobbit will implement business guidelines and strategies to ensure efficient performance as Supergoop! continues to achieve its current and future goals in the skin care industry, the company stated.
With more than 25 years of experience in operations, manufacturing and logistics, Bobbit kept the production wheels greased and product in supply during the high-growth periods at both Philips Oral Care and Clarisonic, both pre- and post-acquisition, the company stated.
“As the brand continues to expand and create exciting new products, it is absolutely essential that we have an expert like Dwayne on our team to oversee a seamless product development process,” stated CEO and founder, Holly Thaggard, “We are thrilled to have him on board and know that he will be a strong asset and integral part of the brand’s growth.”
“Given my background in personal care, it’s so exciting to be brought onto this team of experts with such dedication to improving products that actually help our everyday lives,” Bobbit stated. “Supergoop! has a real mission to change the way we look at sun and skin care, and I feel very fortunate to be able to join them as they continue working towards this mission.”