'Tis the season for chapped skin, runny noses, spiked temperatures and compromised immune systems. What better time for convenience retailers to give a boost to their health and beauty care (HBC) program and optimize an oft-overlooked category that’s begging to be stuffed like a Christmas stocking over the fireplace?
An apple a day may keep the doctor away. But apples priced at only 99 cents a pound, six organic romaine hearts advertised at $5, and a pound of ground turkey for $1.99 keep the customers coming back in droves. At least that’s the hope—and hoopla—fueling Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, an upstart grocery chain that’s looking to steal thunder from fresh-food- centric stalwarts such as Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s and carve out a healthy niche in the Midwest.
CSP fourth-annual cash-management study generated input from 200 c-store respondents who operate and/or influence decisions related to cash flow/banking/cash management. Corporate Safe Specialists/FireKing Security Group commissioned the study.
More than 100 U.S. cities—including Seattle; Boston; Indianapolis; Gainesville, Fla.; Mountain View, Calif.; and Duluth, Minn.—have enacted laws comparable to New York’s, effectively outlawing e-cigarette use in places where smoking is prohibited, such as parks, restaurants, bars, outdoor dining spaces, beaches and office buildings.
From provocative Jenny McCarthy testimonials and colorful sports sponsorships to controversial Super Bowl spots and splashy giveaway promotions, e-cigarette makers are pulling out the big guns in recent months to push their products.