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Consumer confidence falls in January

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New York — Consumer confidence fell in January to a one-year low, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released Friday.

The month’s preliminary index fell to 71.3, the lowest since December 2011, from 72.9 in December. Economists had forecast the index would rise to 75, Bloomberg News reported.

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Family Dollar increases dividend

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New York — Family Dollar on Friday increased its annual dividend by 24%. The annual payout now totals $1.04 following a decision by the retailer’s board to elevate the quarterly dividend to 26 cents a share from 21 cents a share.

In addition, the board authorized the repurchase of an additional $300 million in stock under an existing program that had only $94 million in authorization remaining.

"Our board’s decision to maintain our remarkable record of 37 consecutive years of dividend increases shows their unwavering commitment to shareholders, and the increase of 23.8% reflects our confidence in the company’s long-term growth potential," said Howard Levine, chairman and CEO.

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Former L’Oréal exec to head interactive sample producer

BY CSA STAFF

NEW YORK — Former L’Oréal executive Serge Jureidini has been named CEO and president of Arcade Marketing.

Jureidini succeeds Debra Leipman-Yale, who passed away unexpectedly. He will also serve as a director on Arcade Marketing’s board of directors.

Arcade Marketing is a global developer and producer of multi-sensory and interactive sampling systems and packaging for the fine fragrance, cosmetics and personal care segments. The company is focused on expanding its global footprint, with operations now established in Brazil and China, and deepening its reach to serve the growing beauty, cosmetic and skin care segments.

Jureidini has more than 20 years of experience in the cosmetics and fragrance market segments. He spent his time at L’Oréal serving in various capacities and global geographies. Since 2008, Serge has been president of the Lancôme division of L’Oréal USA.

"I am excited to be joining an organization with such a rich heritage of innovation, quality and service that has allowed it to become the dynamic leader in its field," said Jureidini.

Arcade will look to leverage Jureidini’s global experience and brand marketing expertise to help the company achieve its business goals.

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