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Winn-Dixie’s charitable arm donates more than $1 million to charities

BY Michael Johnsen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Winn-Dixie Foundation, the charitable arm of retailer Winn-Dixie, on Tuesday announced its donations of nearly $1.3 million to 81 charities throughout its operating areas in the Southeast.

“The Winn-Dixie Foundation realizes the importance of giving back to the communities, especially in times of need,” stated Mary Kellmanson, president of Winn-Dixie Foundation. “For more than 68 years, the Winn-Dixie Foundation has donated funds to worthy not-for-profit organizations, empowering them to share our goal of helping to improve the lives of families in each neighborhood we serve.”

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CVS Caremark earns spot on reputable companies list

BY Antoinette Alexander

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark announced on Tuesday that it has been named as one of the most reputable companies in the United States in the 2011 Most Reputable Companies list published by Forbes magazine in partnership with the Reputation Institute.

Of the 150 companies included in the survey, CVS Caremark ranked 30th.

Survey respondents rated companies on financial performance, products and services, innovation, workplace, governance, citizenship and leadership.

"This recognition is a testament to the hard work that CVS Caremark colleagues do every day on behalf of our clients, customers and plan members in providing them with innovative solutions in pharmacy and health care," stated CVS Caremark president and CEO Larry Merlo. "We are committed to building on the work we have done to date to do even more to support the goals of our patients, our clients and the communities we serve."

The Reputation Institute’s Global RepTrak Pulse is the largest study of corporate reputations in the world, identifying what drives reputation and covering more than 2,500 companies from 41 countries annually. The Reputation Institute provides specific reputation insight from more than 15 different stakeholder groups and 24 industries.

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Scott Naturals asks consumers to ‘test drive’ hybrid paper products

BY Allison Cerra

DALLAS — Scott Naturals is challenging consumers to use its line of hybrid paper products.

The Kimberly-Clark brand said that through Sept. 30, consumers can log on to ScottBrand.com to pledge to use its bath tissue, paper towels, flushable moist wipes and napkins for four weeks, as well as enter its Take the 4-Week Test Drive sweepstakes for a chance to win a 2011 Ford Fusion hybrid sedan.

"Some consumers want to go green but are reluctant because they’re concerned about quality or price," said Jennifer Nobui, Scott Naturals brand manager. "The goal of the challenge is to encourage consumers to take an easy green step by showing them they won’t have to compromise quality or their budget when they choose Scott Naturals brand paper products."

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