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Wellco Brands’ Healerz For Noses selected for Walmart’s ‘Get on the Shelf’ contest

BY Jason Owen

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Wellco Brands debut product, Healerz For Noses has been selected for Walmart’s #GetOnTheShelf contest to test the product’s commercial viability. To see the product video and vote, visit the "Get on the Shelf" page.

Voting runs from now through September 2. Viewers may vote once per day per product. To vote for a product, visit the product’s page and click the Vote button. Judges will use vote totals as an indicator of public support, to help give them an idea of products’ commercial viability.

Healerz For Noses is a pain relief cream targeted to soothe the delicate skin under the nose that becomes irritated during cold and allergy season. Currently there is no other product on retail shelves that is indicated for this use, according to the company. The formula contains lidocaine for pain relief, benzalkonium chloride antiseptic to help guard against infection and aloe for its soothing properties, all in a non-greasy base.

Healerz For Noses is specially packaged in single-use packets providing convenient, on-the-go options for consumers. It is available in 6-count trial size and 24-count family size packaging. For more information, visit our website at healerz4health.com.


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Coca-Cola Foundation donates $8.8 million to global charities, including $1.9 million to health, wellness programs

BY Alaric DeArment

ATLANTA — The philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Co. is donating nearly $9 million to organizations focused on well-being, community development and environmental protection.

The Coca-Cola Foundation announced that it had awarded $8.8 million to 66 organizations around the world between April and June of this year. Of that, $1.9 million went to physical activity and well-being programs; $4.6 million went to education, community improvement and social well-being; and $2.3 million went to environmental programs, such as water stewardship and recycling. The programs are in countries like Uruguay, Finland and Japan.

"The Coca-Cola Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the communities in the 200-plus countries where we operate," foundation chairwoman and Coca-Cola Co. VP global community connections Lisa Borders said. "These organizations are creating the type of change needed to improve people’s lives, build sustainable communities and enhance our environment for future generations."

Healthy living organizations receiving awards included DESEM Del Uruguay, $15,000; Valo, Valtakunnallinen Liikunta Ja Urhiluorganisaatio Ry, Finland, $400,000; and NPO Japan Running Promotion Organization, $190,000.  


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Walmart offers big savings with BTS “Cyber Monday’

BY DSN STAFF

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Walmart.com announced its first-ever "Back to Class Cyber Monday" event, giving parents and students the opportunity to save up to 60% on nearly 300 of the most popular back-to-school items.

Each saving will be available on Walmart.com this Monday, August 12, while supplies last. Customers can gain early access to the event this Sunday, August 11, by visiting Walmart’s Facebook page. Top-selling tablets and laptops, uniforms and apparel, school supplies, home items and more will be offered, just as students prepare to head back to class.

According to a National Retail Federation survey, families plan to spend less on back-to-school shopping this year. "Back to Class Cyber Monday" on Walmart.com will make it easier to find all of the essentials needed for a successful start to the new school year without breaking the budget. Some of the most popular items include polo shirts, graphic tees, jeans and jeggings, backpacks, crayons, glue, A Xelio 7" Android tablet, an Apple iPod Touch 4th Generation, textbooks and more.

"We’re offering our biggest back-to-school savings ever during a time when parents and students need it most," said Joel Anderson, president & CEO of Walmart.com U.S. "As parents, we recognize the importance of our children’s education, and Walmart.com’s ‘Back to Class Cyber Monday’ helps families prepare for academic success without sacrificing savings."

Customers can visit Walmart.com this Monday to take advantage of "Back to Class Cyber Monday" deals while supplies last. Customers can gain early access to the event this Sunday by visiting Walmart’s Facebook page and clicking on a special link to the event. To become a fan of Walmart on Facebook, go to facebook.com/Walmart and click the "Like" button. Students can save even more with free shipping to home on orders over $45, or pick up their order for free at a Walmart store near campus with the Site-to-Store program.


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