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Denise Vitola Joins Bayer Communications Team

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 9:57pm

Bayer today announced Denise Vitola is joining the Bayer Communications Team as Vice President of Brand Integration, PR, Social and Influencer for Consumer Health.

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  • Bayer today announced Denise Vitola is joining the Bayer Communications Team as Vice President of Brand Integration, PR, Social and Influencer for Consumer Health.
  • Vitola will report to Beth Roden, SVP and Head of Communications Bayer U.S. and Head of Communications, Consumer Health North America.
  • Denise will also be a member of the U.S. Corporate Communications Leadership Team, driving reputation, digital excellence and integrated communications.
  • We are thrilled she is now officially a member of the Bayer Communications team and will continue to drive our successful integrated communications that has been an essential part of reaching our consumers and driving awareness of our brands.

UTZ Brands Announces Promotions to Executive Management Team as Company Positions for Next Phase of Growth

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 1:30pm

Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) (Utz or the Company), a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, today announced several changes to its Executive Management Team.

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  • Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) (Utz or the Company), a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, today announced several changes to its Executive Management Team.
  • Todays announcements reflect the Companys ongoing process of evaluating capabilities needed in its management team to better position Utz for its next phase of growth.
  • Mr. Devore is currently the Companys Chief Financial Officer and will continue to report to Dylan Lissette, Chief Executive Officer of Utz.
  • As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Devore will work across the organization to help drive revenue growth, productivity, and operational excellence.

Cask & Kettle Presents at Newchip Accelerator Online Startup Week July 26

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 7:38pm

Cask & Kettle presents at the Newchip Accelerator Global Online Startup Week on Monday, July 26 at 3:50 p.m. central time.

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  • Cask & Kettle presents at the Newchip Accelerator Global Online Startup Week on Monday, July 26 at 3:50 p.m. central time.
  • Cask & Kettle is one of only eight food and beverage companies presenting.
  • Cask & Kettle is a woman-owned business working with the Newchip Accelerator to strengthen its market position and attract additional investment.
  • CASK & KETTLE is certified woman-owned and was founded in 2017 by colleagues and self-declared hot drink and cocktail lovers from Battle Creek-based JPG Resources.

Utz Brands to Report Second Quarter 2021 Financial Results on August 12, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 9:30pm

Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) (Utz or the Company), a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, today announced it plans to report its second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, August 12, 2021, before market open.

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  • Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) (Utz or the Company), a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, today announced it plans to report its second quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, August 12, 2021, before market open.
  • Please visit the Events & Presentations section of Utzs Investor Relations website at https://investors.utzsnacks.com/ to access the live webcast and presentation.
  • Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) manufactures a diverse portfolio of savory snacks through popular brands including Utz, ON THE BORDER Chips & Dips, Golden Flake, Zapps, Good Health, Boulder Canyon, Hawaiian Brand, and TORTIYAHS!, among others.
  • It is possible that the information that Utz posts on social media could be deemed to be material information.

Colgate Recommends Shareholders Reject “Mini-Tender” Offer By TRC Capital Investment Corporation

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 10:00pm

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) has received notification of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Investment Corporation (TRC) to purchase up to 1.5 million shares, or approximately 0.18% of the outstanding common stock of Colgate as of March 31, 2021, at a price of $80.63 per share in cash.

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  • Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) has received notification of an unsolicited mini-tender offer by TRC Capital Investment Corporation (TRC) to purchase up to 1.5 million shares, or approximately 0.18% of the outstanding common stock of Colgate as of March 31, 2021, at a price of $80.63 per share in cash.
  • TRCs offer price is 4.46% less than the $84.39 closing price per share of Colgates common stock on July 16, 2021, the last trading day before the mini-tender offer commenced.
  • Colgate does not endorse TRCs mini-tender offer and recommends that Colgate stockholders do not tender their shares in response to the offer because the offer is at a price below the current market price for Colgates shares.
  • The offer is also subject to numerous conditions, including TRCs ability to obtain sufficient financing to consummate the offer.

2021 Back-to-School Shopping Season Finds Consumers Eager to Get Back to Normal With Approaching School Year

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

As states across the country continue to fully reopen, the majority of consumers are returning to their pre-pandemic shopping behaviors, stated Tom McGee, President and CEO of ICSC.

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  • As states across the country continue to fully reopen, the majority of consumers are returning to their pre-pandemic shopping behaviors, stated Tom McGee, President and CEO of ICSC.
  • Promotions will play a significant role with 86 percent of back-to-shoppers saying sales will influence their shopping.
  • Our back-to-school survey confirms that planning, shopping, and spending habits among adults look much like they did before the pandemic, McGee continued.
  • The ICSC Back-to-School Survey was conducted online by Engine Insights on behalf of ICSC July 9-11, 2021.

MiQ and Ibotta Announce Partnership to Advance Programmatic Advertising for CPG Industry

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:00pm

CPG marketers are looking to target known buyers in an increasingly complex landscape with identity and privacy concerns, said Thomas Benedict, SVP of Data & Media, Ibotta.

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  • CPG marketers are looking to target known buyers in an increasingly complex landscape with identity and privacy concerns, said Thomas Benedict, SVP of Data & Media, Ibotta.
  • Having deterministic purchase data from Ibotta is a great start but activating that data with confidence and agility is just as important, and thats where MiQ comes in.
  • Were constantly seeking new ways to empower our CPG customers with the right intelligence that will take their programmatic advertising to the next level, and the partnership with Ibotta only felt like a natural step in that process, said John Goulding, Head of Strategy, US for MiQ.
  • We look forward to a partnership that will not only benefit our CPG customers but the future of the industry still to come.

Ryder Expands Last-Mile Delivery Network Amid Escalating Consumer Demands

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 11:55am

With new hubs in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, Ryder continues to position its customers some the worlds biggest brands closer to end-consumers in order to meet ever-growing demands for delivery in two days or less.

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  • With new hubs in Milwaukee and Philadelphia, Ryder continues to position its customers some the worlds biggest brands closer to end-consumers in order to meet ever-growing demands for delivery in two days or less.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210722005010/en/
    Ryder announces further expansion of Ryder Last Mile, a customizable, multi-tiered delivery solution for big-and-bulky goods, with new hubs in Milwaukee and Philadelphia.
  • With more than 100 additional locations, the Ryder Last Mile network can cover 95% of the U.S., including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, within a two-day timeframe.
  • At delivery, RyderView offers electronic proof of delivery and an option to complete an automated customer survey.

Walmart Hosts Free Wellness Day To Empower Customers To Prioritize Health  

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 4:24pm

Walmart is inviting customers to take control of their health at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, July 24, where they can get health screenings and wellness resources at pharmacies nationwide, as well as immunizations in one easy location.

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  • Walmart is inviting customers to take control of their health at Walmart Wellness Day, a free event on Saturday, July 24, where they can get health screenings and wellness resources at pharmacies nationwide, as well as immunizations in one easy location.
  • More than 4,700 Walmart pharmacies nationwide will host Walmart Wellness Day events from 10 AM 2 PM local time on July 24.
  • Walmart pharmacies have been hosting Walmart Wellness Days since 2014 and have administered more than 4.75 million free health screenings for our customers during that time.
  • Walmart Wellness Day is one of many events conducted by Walmart across the country as part of its Mobile Wellness program, which launched in March to expand the companys Health and Wellness efforts in communities.

Gillette Venus and Rifle Paper Co. Unveil Design-Driven, Limited-Edition Shave Collection

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 5:34pm

The collection features Rifle Paper Co.s signature, hand-illustrated floral designs across a curated selection of Gillette Venus fan-favorite products.

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  • The collection features Rifle Paper Co.s signature, hand-illustrated floral designs across a curated selection of Gillette Venus fan-favorite products.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210721005205/en/
    The full Gillette Venus x Rifle Paper Co. shave collection.
  • The Gillette Venus and Rifle Paper Co. collection is about bringing beauty to everyday moments.
  • This collection is exclusively available at Target , in-store and online, and includes:
    Venus x Rifle Paper Co. Deluxe Smooth Sensitive Razor ($14.99)
    Venus x Rifle Paper Co. Deluxe Smooth Sensitive Razor Blade Refills ($19.99)
    Venus x Rifle Paper Co. ComfortGlide Sugarberry Razor Blade Refills ($19.99)
    Venus x Rifle Paper Co.