Walgreens promotes Mia Scholz
CHICAGO — Walgreens last month promoted Mia Scholz from corporate VP accounting and controller to SVP accounting and controller.
Scholz joined Walgreens in 1999 as director of internal audit. She was named a divisional VP in 2003, and was promoted to corporate VP accounting and controller in 2007.
Before joining Walgreens, Scholz was a senior manager for Arthur Andersen LLP in Chicago. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in 1988.
Philips bulb to tout Energy Star label
SOMERSET, N.J. — Philips Lighting announced that one of its LED bulbs now will carry the Energy Star label.
Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt — which also is sold under the Philips EnduraLED brand — has met or exceeded the light-quality and energy-efficiency requirements for a 60-watt LED equivalent set forth by Energy Star.
Products that earn the Energy Star label meet the quality and energy-efficiency requirements set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. They often are eligible for utility rebate programs that lower the cost of the product.
The bulb lasts 25 times longer and uses 80% less energy than the 60-watt incandescent bulb it was designed to replace, Philips said.
"Philips’ new LED light bulb is an exciting new addition to the suite of high-quality, energy-efficient lighting products carrying the Energy Star label," said Alex Baker, lighting program manager for Energy Star. "The innovation embodied in this new product demonstrates Philips’ commitment to helping American consumers and businesses save energy and save money while protecting the environment."
Mega Brands introduces new preschool toys
NEW YORK — Mega Brands is building up its Mega Bloks brand with a new lineup of preschool toys.
This year’s Mega Bloks preschool construction toy launch includes:
The 3-in-1 Build ‘n Go walker, which is designed to grow with a child as he or she progresses from crawling to walking. It does triple duty as a wagon, walker and building platform;
The Tub Town collection, which is a series of big storage containers filled with fun building blocks featuring such classic play themes as farm, princess and dragons; and
The Build ‘n Go wagon, which includes loads of blocks and features a building plate that can be mounted on the bin so kids can build and take their creations along with them.
Each toy is designed to enhance and encourage children’s development throughout their preschool years, Mega Brands said.
The items are on display at the 2011 International Toy Fair.