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Dollar General provides $200K for flood relief

BY DSN STAFF

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General announced that it is providing more than $200,000 in cash and merchandise to assist with flood recovery efforts in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Dollar General is donating $90,000 to the American Red Cross and $10,000 in gift cards to Second Harvest Food Bank. The company will be donating more than $70,000 in merchandise to help those affected by the flood. In addition, the company is contributing $20,000 to United Way’s Restore the Dream fund, which was established in 1999 by Dollar General and Cal Turner, Jr., a member of Dollar General’s founding family, to help nonprofits rebuild and recover after a natural disaster.

“Dollar General is committed to helping our neighbors recover quickly from this disaster,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “These funds will help a number of nonprofit organizations in providing food, shelter, water and support for families who have been displaced by the flood.”

Last week, the retailer donated supplies to the flood relief efforts, including clothing and other necessities.

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Winn-Dixie enables customers to help fishermen affected by oil spill

BY Michael Johnsen

NEW ORLEANS People wanting to help the Louisiana fishermen affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the Gulf Coast can do so when they buy groceries at any of the 36 neighborhood Winn-Dixie Stores in the New Orleans area, the grocer announced Friday.

Winn-Dixie has implemented its “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” program, a convenient way customers can donate any amount between $0.50 and $500 directly to the United Way of Greater New Orleans as they pay for their groceries. The cashier will scan a special Neighbors Helping Neighbors bar code, which automatically adds the amount designated by the customer to the total bill.

The United Way of Greater New Orleans is assisting the fishermen of St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes by providing food, counseling and other assistance to the fishing communities in Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta affected by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Winn-Dixie announced the program on Friday when the grocer and several of its vendor partners delivered three semi-trailers loaded with 42,000 lbs. of food and 28,800 gallons of bottled water to the Second Harvest Food Bank for distribution to food banks serving the two Mississippi River delta parishes.

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Actavis, Sagent partner to develop and market injectable drugs

BY Alaric DeArment

MORRISTOWN, N.J. Actavis and Sagent Pharmaceuticals have agreed to develop and market a group of injectable drugs in the United States, Actavis announced.

Under the agreement, Actavis will develop the drugs, seek Food and Drug Administration approval for them and supply them, while Sagent will market them. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Actavis’ impressive injectable pipeline, substantial development and supply capabilities and excellent record of execution make Actavis an outstanding partner Sagent,” Sagent CEO and board chairman Jeffrey Yordon said in a statement. “This collaboration complements Sagent’s strategy by quickly adding products to our marketed portfolio, and we look forward to working with Actavis to expand our collective portfolio.”

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