Walgreens and Vitamin Angels announce milestone of providing 100 million children and mothers with essential vitamins

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Just over two years into its collaboration with the charity, Vitamin Angels, Walgreens has reached its goal of helping to provide 100 million children and mothers with essential vitamins and supplements they need to help prevent blindness and other serious conditions in undernourished children around the world.  The company announced the milestone more than a year ahead of its original goal to achieve it by the end of 2017.

Since June 2014, through its commitment to Vitamin Angels, Walgreens has donated 1 percent of retail sales from vitamin and supplement purchases. As of the end of September 2016, Walgreens has helped raise more than $25 million for the charity, which is providing the vitamins to at-risk populations in nearly 50 countries, including the U.S. Walgreens collaboration with Vitamin Angels will continue to provide more life-changing vitamins to children and mothers in need.

“We’re extremely proud of our Walgreens employees and customers’ support of and participation in the Vitamin Angels program as together we are making a difference, helping impact lives around the world,” said Robert Tompkins, Walgreens group vice president and general merchandise manager, health and wellness. “It’s great to see how we’ve helped millions of people in need through this program, which also supports our efforts to improve population health, particularly within underserved communities.”

Last year, select Walgreens team members joined Vitamin Angels on several trips to experience and observe the distribution of essential vitamins.

“These field trip experiences gave us an opportunity to see first-hand the impact our support is making as well as the continued need for vitamins both here in the U.S. and around the world,” added Tompkins.

Vitamin Angels helps at-risk populations in need – specifically pregnant women, new mothers and children under 5 – gain access to lifesaving and life changing vitamins and minerals. Vitamins, minerals and nutrients address chronic malnutrition and the resulting morbidity and mortality caused by vitamin deficiencies. The organization mobilizes public sector organizations, private sector resources and motivated individuals to reach these underserved children and mothers domestically and internationally. Vitamin Angels has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for Financial Health, Accountability and Transparency.

“Walgreens has shown us the heart of a great organization and what is possible when good people come together in a concerted effort to change things!” said Howard Schiffer, Vitamin Angels’ president and founder. “When Walgreens says ‘Buy vitamins here, Change lives everywhere,’ they could not be more accurate. Walgreens has given millions of children and moms a chance for a better life and a brighter future!”

For more information, visit: www.walgreens.com/vitaminangels.

About Walgreens
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com), one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains, is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. More than 8 million customers interact with Walgreens each day in communities across America, using the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services and advice. Walgreens operates 8,173 drugstores with a presence in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Walgreens omni-channel business includes Walgreens.com and VisionDirect.com. More than 400 Walgreens stores offer Healthcare Clinic or other provider retail clinic services.


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K-food stores joins Pampers – UNICEF international vaccine campaign to eliminate tetanus in mothers and newborn babies

HELSINKI, 2016-Sep-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — K-food stores take part in Pampers – UNICEF international vaccine campaign for the ninth time. For every Pampers product purchased from K-food stores in October-December four inoculations will be donated to UNICEF’s campaign against tetanus to protect mothers and newborn babies.

K-food store customers can again contribute to doing good. This year, both K-food stores and Pampers donate an amount corresponding to the value of two inoculations for every Pampers product sold at a K-food store. The campaign, running through October-December 2016, will raise funds to UNICEF’s campaign to combat tetanus. The amount donated for the four inoculations is 0.312 euros. A donation can also be used to support the distribution of vaccines.

The vaccination programme of UNICEF, Pampers and partners is aimed to eliminate tetanus in mothers and newborn babies. The campaign has already helped eliminate the disease in 18 countries and save the lives of 500,000 newborn babies. Tetanus still exists in 20 countries.

A special focus in the K-Group’s responsibility work is to ensure children’s wellbeing in both Finland and abroad.

– For our part, we want to contribute to promoting children’s welfare in the developing countries. It is easy also for customers to support the important work to eliminate tetanus by buying Pampers vaccine campaign products, says Timo Jäske, Sustainability Manager of Kesko’s grocery trade division.

One of the objectives of the UNICEF programme to combat tetanus is that all women in fertile age and pregnant women in high-risk countries get a three-dose tetanus inoculation. The vaccination protects the mother for five years and her baby for two months after birth. The funds raised from the sales of Pampers – UNICEF products in different parts of the world will be directed towards this goal.

UNICEF does not support any brands or products. Pampers is a Procter & Gamble brand.

K-food retailers, with whom Kesko’s grocery trade applies the chain business model, are responsible for customer satisfaction at around 900 K-food stores. K-food store chains are K-citymarket, K-supermarket and K-market. K-food stores are the most responsible in the world in their sector. Their strengths also include superior fresh food departments, professional service, the widest selections, Finnish products and Pirkka. K-food stores provide both high quality and affordable prices. K ­ – for shopping to be fun.

Further information:
Timo Jäske
Sustainability Manager Kesko’s grocery trade division
tel. +358 50 529 2028

Minna Suihkonen
Communication Officer
Finnish National Committee for UNICEF
tel. +358 40 551 1055

Source: Kesko

Many are expected to treat their mum this Mother’s Day to a bouquet from Flowers Delivered UK

Online florist, Flowers Delivered UK are expecting to see an influx of bouquet orders as Mother’s Day is creeping round the corner.

First signs of a new trend in bouquets are beginning to occur as people are starting to show their preferences for Mother’s Day bouquets. Lilies, carnations, roses and chrysanthemums are proving to be a popular choice with Flowers Delivered UK customers, all varying in colour.

Mothers across England are showered with gifts and the luxury of eating out in restaurants during the 13th May and going by Flowers Delivered UK’s report, it seems the gift of a flower arrangement is high on the agenda.

Sending flowers to a parent over Mother’s Day has proven to be a popular choice due to convenience and the opportunity to personalise the chosen bouquet. At Flowers Delivered UK customers can choose from a wide variety of bouquets and baskets with the opportunity to personalise the gift card with a photo and message.

Rob Doole, Managing Director at Flowers Delivered UK commented: “Currently we are experiencing the first signs of a new trend with many more customers looking to send a beautiful bouquet of flowers to their mothers. There is an occurring theme, as well, with many wishing to send roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and carnations. We believe that the popularity for Flowers Delivered UK bouquets has grown due to the free next day delivery option and the chance to personalise the card with a photo and message, giving the arrangement a unique and special touch.”

Customers are able to customise their gift card by uploading a personal photo and message to ensure every bouquet sent is unique. Being able to upload a photo offers the opportunity to evoke a memory that is held close to the heart or present a new memory that will never be forgotten.

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Many Women Find Pregnancy Is Full Of Niggling Complications

One problem cited by many pregnant women is a sensitive or itchy tummy. Some are so sensitive they hate anything touching their bump and thick waistbands on or under the belly feel annoying.

Fertile Mind realised maternity underpants with lace or tight and/or thick elastic waistbands were distressing some women. So they have launched maternity underpants for sensitive tummies – Perfect Fit maternity undies.

The Perfect Fit undies have many hidden features that allow them to sit comfortably under the bump, while not pushing or pressing on the skin. For example, the fabric is a soft cotton and the shape is cleverly contoured to sit flat on the belly. Sides of the maternity underpants are a little wider than usual, and the crutch is also wider. There is good bottom room too, which feels very comfortable. Finally, you won’t find a label in the undies, another thing that can cause irritation. Instead a rubberised image of Fertile Mind’s web address www.fertilemind.com.au is stamped inside the pants. All in all, the Perfect Fit maternity undies make all other maternity undies seem a little…..irritating.

The Perfect Fit maternity undies come in a two pack and RRP is $25.

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Super-Stretchy Superbra From Fertile Mind Does

When does a bra become a Superbra? When it does what this super-stretchy bra from Fertile Mind does.

The average size of an Australian woman is now 14 but many women are larger and battling to find a bra that fits their chest and cup measurements.

Superbra has been tried on a range of differently sized and shaped women and is yet to find a body shape that it doesn’t fit comfortably.

While pitched to pregnant women, this bra is not just a maternity bra. It may be one of the few bras that will suit women

So far, anecdotes from stockists are coming in with exciting news of the Superbra fitting a 16A cup to an 18J! The same bra fitted a 12K cup woman. Perhaps the seamless stretch of the elastic material is more giving than most, but women who have experienced mastectomies are also finding relief in the bra. Bras are normally associated with some discomfort, but with no seams, hooks or clips – this is one bra that has all the comfort of a soft t-shirt.

The Superbra is available in two colours (black and nude) and only two sizes (small-medium and medium-large). It retails for $44.95 and stockists can be found at www.fertilemind.com.au.

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The Rise In Breastfeeding Corresponds With A Similar Rise In Demand For Suitable Clothing That Can Allow Discreet Breastfeeding

83% of Australian women will try breastfeeding their baby and many will continue for up to a year. So the message from the World Health Organisation that breastfeeding is recommended for all infants is getting through to most women.

Glamourmom is a leading brand of nursing tank with drop down straps which access the breast. Tanks can be worn as outerwear, underwear or sleepwear. They are designed to replace the maternity bra and come in a range of colours and lengths. Glamourmom also hides the post partum tummy when an outer shirt is lifted for feeding. All Glamourmom tops have discreet clips that blend in with the top colour – making them almost indistinguishable from a regular tank. Cotton makes Glamourmom a comfortable choice as summer approaches.

Tops with sleeves and breastfeeding access are also popular – making feeding a baby while working even more discreet. Corporate styles with long, short or no sleeves are available from Fertile Mind. Bright prints give a big nod to fashion trends and breathable fabrics again work best.

Breastfeeding fashion is a popular trend that is here to stay, here’s hoping breastfeeding rates increase even more as a result. For breastfeeding fashion and Glamourmom nursing tanks go to www.fertilemind.com.au.

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Maternity Clothes That You Can Wear Anytime, Anywhere

Fertile Mind have a great solution with their Glamourmom Transaction Tank that comes in a beautiful Ruby Red and is not just for maternity by also contains a built in Nursing Bra that will allow you to feel cool and comfortable while feeding your baby in the new year.

A complementing product is the Milkbar Portable Nursing Pillow that you can take anywhere with you so that baby is always positioned for comfortable feeding. This clever invention saves your shoulders by elevating baby to the breast rather than you having to hold them up to this height.

If you are looking for a little something for a friend who is pregnant over Christmas,Bando is a great little gift because of it’s versatility and comfort. Not just a t-shirt extender but it can also be used as a boob tube under strapless garments for additional support.

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