Shoppers Drug Mart, Sony enter merchandising agreement
TORONTO Shoppers Drug Mart has inked a deal with Sony to revitalize the Canada-based drug store chain’s service centers.
The agreement with Sony will result in the introduction of approximately 50 Sony products to the cmpany’s offering of consumer electronics, games and accessories in approximately 700 Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix stores across the country. New products include Sony’s popular video game systems such as the PlayStation3 and PlayStation Portable, as well as an assortment of PlayStation games, accessories and peripherals.
The rollout will begin this fall.
“This agreement with Sony, coupled with the recent announcement of our distribution arrangement with Rogers, brings together leading brands and serves to further strengthen our value proposition and optimize the service center in our stores,” said Jurgen Schreiber, president and CEO of Shoppers Drug Mart. “Our customers have responded very favorably to our current assortment of consumer electronics and entertainment products. Enhancing our product assortment with popular Sony items will provide our customers with even greater choice and convenience in this growing category.”
Meijer to carry Jitterbug J cell phones
SAN DIEGO GreatCall is expanding its retail reach — supercenter chain Meijer will carry the mobile service company’s entire line of Jitterbug J cell phones.
Available now, Meijer stores across five states will carry all three Jitterbug J handsets: white, graphite and red.
“We know that Jitterbug customers are consumers who look for a more personalized wireless experience, so we are very pleased that Meijer stores are now carrying the Jitterbug J handsets,” said Ryan Jones, VP sales for GreatCall. “The key to our continued success and attracting the attention of leading retailers such as Meijer is due in large part to giving our customers the services that add value to their daily routine, improve their safety and well-being, and help them easily connect with friends and family.”
Walgreens expands Community Corner program to showcase women-owned businesses
DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens’ supplier diversity initiative is featuring products produced by women-owned businesses on Walgreens.com through the end of May in honor of National Women’s History Month.
Walgreens’ Community Corner program launched in February with recognition of African-American-owned businesses in honor of Black History Month. Walgreens plans to continue expansion of the initiative to feature products produced by businesses with Hispanic-American, Native-American, and Asian-American ownership at different points throughout the year.
Through the end of the month, the following products will be featured at 50 percent off the regular price at Walgreens.com/cc:
- W Brand Sensitive Skin Shave Cream by Chase Products
- Triderma MD Eczema Fast Healing Cream by Genuine Virgin Aloe
- Blue Magic Conditioning Hair Dress by Strickland and Co.
- Ampro Pro Styl Gel by Ampro
- Wrap, Snap & Go! Comfort Hair Rollers by Exceptional Products
- Releev 1 Day Cold Sore Symptom Treatment by Merix Pharmaceutical
- Fleet Enema Saline Laxative by CB Fleet Company
- OCuSOFT Lid Scrub Eyelid Cleanser Pre-Moistened Pads by OcuSoft
- NonyX Nail Gel for Clear, Healthy-looking Toenails by Xenna Corp.
- MG217 Medicated Tar Shampoo by Triton Consumer Products
- Boogie Wipes, Gentle Saline Nose Wipes for Stuffy Noses by Little Busy Bodies
- Paper Jam Construction Paper by Maybe It’s Time
In addition to promoting its diverse suppliers, Walgreens is further developing its relationships with community organizations such as the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the National Urban League to support economic growth in communities.
“Walgreens has long embraced diversity – not only in the people it employs, but also in the array of community-built brands it selects to meet the needs of its broad and diverse customer base,” said Gleatha Glispie, Walgreens director of supplier diversity. “Providing a platform such as Community Corner fosters an environment that enhances the development of a diverse group of entrepreneurs and empowers consumers to instantly influence economic growth in their communities. We look forward to further expansion of this initiative.”