Hughes Candles announces grand opening and launch of unisex wood wick soy candles

Broken Arrow, OK, USA, 2018-Aug-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Hughes Candles, an Oklahoma artisan home fragrance manufacturer announces their grand opening and launch of their original collection of unisex wood wick soy candles.

“We feel like this launch has been a tremendous success, customers are providing raving reviews, and we have already established two new retail partnerships–one in Tulsa, OK and one in Claremore, OK soon to be announced. We couldn’t be happier with our progress and we are looking forward to establishing additional retail partnerships across the state of Oklahoma, and surrounding states,” said, Jason Oelrich II, President.

About Hughes Candles

Hughes Candles are an artisan, hand poured, small batch, all-natural, unisex, wood wick, soy candles infused with beautifully complex and sophisticated fragrances, that showcase stunning burn pools when lit, making the candles essentially maintenance free and a healthier option than traditional candle alternatives.

Hughes Candles Classic Wood Wick Soy Candle Collection

Alcott No. 23- Fragrance: Nostalgic, romantic, exotic, smooth and spicy
Steinbeck No. 28- Fragrance: Smoky, woody, spicy
Thoreau No. 27- Fragrance: Fresh and woody
Whitman No. 26- Fragrance: Crisp, woody, evergreen
Emerson No. 29- Fragrance: Fresh and invigorating
Longfellow No. 24-Fragrance: Clean, cool, spicy.

Proudly handmade in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA

To learn more about Hughes Candles and see our entire classic collection of wood wick soy candles visit: https://hughescandles.com

To explore a wholesale relationship with Hughes Candles, visit: https://hughescandles.com/pages/contact

SOURCE: EPR Network

Opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone now available without prescription at CVS Pharmacy locations in Oklahoma

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) announced today (November 9, 2017) that the opioid overdose-reversal medication naloxone is now available without an individual prescription at all of the 77 CVS Pharmacy locations in Oklahoma, including those located inside Target stores. CVS Pharmacists will be able to dispense naloxone to patients without an individual prescription under a statewide protocol giving pharmacists prescriptive authority to dispense naloxone.

“Naloxone is a safe and effective antidote to opioid overdoses and by expanding access to this medication in our pharmacies in Oklahoma we can help save lives,” said Tom Davis, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Professional Services at CVS Pharmacy. “CVS Health is dedicated to helping the communities we serve address and prevent prescription drug abuse and we are expanding access to naloxone to give more people a chance to get the help they need for recovery.”

“In Oklahoma, more adults die of unintentional prescription drug overdoses than in car crashes,” said Congressman Markwayne Mullin. “Now, thanks to the passage of 21st Century Cures Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, law enforcement, physicians, and prescribers have more tools than ever to fight the opioid crisis. By making this lifesaving drug readily accessible to all Oklahomans, we can reverse the effects of drug overdose and prevent drug overdose tragedies in the future. Our fight against the opioid crisis does not end here, but it’s great to see a commonsense solution that will save the lives of thousands of Oklahomans each year. Just like seatbelts have helped significantly reduce car accident deaths, so will naloxone help reduce the lives tragically lost each year to drug overdose.”

Today’s naloxone announcement builds on CVS Health’s commitment to helping communities address and prevent prescription drug abuse by focusing on prevention and safe medication disposal. In 2015, CVS Health launched a community outreach program called Pharmacists Teach, which brings CVS pharmacists to local schools to talk to students about the dangers of drug abuse. More than 300,000 students across the U.S. have already taken part in the program. High school teachers and administrators can learn more about bringing Pharmacists Teach to their school at www.CVSHealth.com.

CVS Health has also joined with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids to create the Medication Disposal for Safer Communities Program, which has donated more than 800 units to police departments around the country, collecting more than 100 metric tons of unwanted medication. In September, CVS Health announced it would expand the program to 750 locations inside CVS Pharmacies by mid-2018, for a total of 1,550 safe medication disposal locations.

In that recent announcement, the company also said it would enhance opioid utilization management to align with the CDC Guideline for CVS Caremark PBM clients and members, complementing measures already in place. And, the CVS Health Foundation added a $2 million commitment to previous investments in mitigating prescription drug abuse with support for Community Health Centers providing medication-assisted treatment and other addiction recovery services.

With the addition of Oklahoma, CVS Pharmacy now dispenses naloxone to patients without an individual prescription in these 46 states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its more than 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Media Contact:
Erin Shields Britt
Corporate Communications
(401) 770-9237
Erin.Britt@CVSHealth.com

SOURCE: CVS Health

Walmart opens training academy in Oklahoma — its 100th in the U.S.

Walmart opens training academy in Oklahoma — its 100th in the U.S.

 

Academies provide better training for associates, create better shopping experience for customers

Edmond, Okla, 2017-Apr-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart is celebrating the grand opening of its 100th training academy in the U.S. at 1225 West I-35 Frontage, Edmond, Oklahoma, today ( April 17, 2017). Walmart training academies were introduced in 2016 and have expanded to 40 states. A replay of the graduation and grand opening is available on the Walmart Today Facebook page.

“Everything we do begins with our associates,” said Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. “That’s why we have invested in training academies for associates to further develop the skills they need to better serve customers and succeed in today’s retail environment. Walmart is a place where anyone can fulfill their potential.”

Walmart training academies are dedicated facilities where associates receive instruction on retail fundamentals and area specific skills. Since the program launched, the curriculum has expanded training to cover more than 65 positions, including customer service manager, online grocery pickup, and assistant store manager. Associates are trained through a combination of classroom and sales floor exercises, utilizing technology including tablet computers and cloud storage for training materials.

“These investments are paying off for our customers through cleaner stores, friendlier service and faster check-out times,” added McMillon.

Associates who go through training academy programs are able to earn while they learn new skills. Through skills training associates gain an increase in confidence and knowledge — which leads to greater job satisfaction, personal and professional growth and stability. Walmart Academies are providing additional marketable skills that help associates with the job they are in and prepare them for the next level job.

“The Walmart Academy has given me the opportunity to help associates build and grow their careers with the company, but also helped me grow as a leader and an individual,” said Alesha Odenbret, Edmond Walmart academy facilitator. “I have had an incredible experience with the company, and I wanted to be able to share that with other associates.”

Walmart plans to have a total of 200 academies opened across all 50 states by the end of summer. Since 2016, more than 52,000 associates have graduated, with more than 225,000 associates on track to complete training in 2017.

About Walmart
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit our 11,695 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. With fiscal year 2017 revenue of $485.9 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

Source: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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