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Great Lakes Brewing Company selects transportation management provider

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DALLAS — Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology, announced that Great Lakes Brewing Company (GLBC) has selected the third party logistics (3PL) provider to handle its North American transportation management activities. GLBC will leverage Transplace’s comprehensive logistics technology and services for improved transportation planning, execution and management of all outbound shipments from its central distribution center to its growing distributor network throughout the Great Lakes region and surrounding areas.

“Since our founding, Great Lakes Brewing Company has been committed to providing our customers with a high-quality product and service experience,” said Daniel Conway, president and co-founder of Great Lakes Brewing Company. “It was important for us to select a logistics service provider that understood and aligned with our company culture and values, and would work collaboratively with us to optimize our transportation operations and improve service levels in an environmentally respectful way.”

Transplace will leverage its technology to streamline the daily operations of GLBC’s freight flows in North America. The 3PL will procure and manage the beer company’s truckload contracts with the carrier community and ensure compliance with temperature requirements associated with beverage shipments.

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GameStop offering exclusive strategy guides

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GRAPEVINE, Texas and ROSEVILLE, Calif. — GameStop has announced that customers can purchase digital, web-access Prima e-guides at GameStop retail locations. The new program, “Buy In-Store, Redeem Online,” launches with an exclusive Madden NFL 13 tournament bundle. This exclusive GameStop eGuide bundle includes two tournament-level eGuides (offense and defense). Regularly priced at $39.99, GameStop customers can get the bundle for only $19.99.

Future e-guide releases include Halo 4, Hitman: Absolution, Medal of Honor: Warfighter, The Sims 3 Supernatural, and many more.

Prima e-guides are online strategy guides that can be accessed from any computer or web-enabled device. There is no download or software to install, so players have access to strategy where, when, and how they want it. All Prima e-guides feature intuitive search functions, complete and accurate game strategies that are developer-approved, 24/7 access via computer or web-enabled mobile device, and expandable screenshots so players never miss a detail. Many Prima e-guides also include interactive maps that allow players to toggle collectables and points of interest on and off and zoom in and out, as well as streaming video so gamers can see the strategy in action.

“Prima e-guides help gamers get the most out of their gaming experience by giving them hints, tips and strategies from game industry professional,” said Debra Kempker, president and publisher of Prima Games. “With the launch of this program, Gamestop customers now have access to Prima’s full list of eGuides and can make their digital purchase in-store at the same time they buy the game.”

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CVS/pharmacy readies stores to help customers affected by tropical storm Isaac

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — As tropical storm Isaac barrels down on the Gulf Coast area, CVS/pharmacy has announced that, while complying with any mandatory evacuation order given by local officials, it is keeping its stores in affected areas open for as long as possible and stocking them with such storm preparedness items as water, batteries, flashlights and other products to help in an emergency.

Any stores that close because of the storm will reopen as soon as safely possible, the company said. CVS/pharmacy is also preparing to assist with storm recovery efforts in its communities and is keeping in close contact with the American Red Cross to offer support in affected areas as needed once the storm passes.

Customers can access their prescription information at the pharmacy section of CVS.com, with such resources as My Pharmacy, where patients can view all of their prescriptions and manage refills, and a Drug Information Center, where they can ensure medications can be taken together and view descriptive images of each prescribed pill. Prescription management services also are available at CVS/pharmacy’s mobile website, m.cvs.com, and through CVS/pharmacy’s iPhone and Android mobile apps.

When preparing for a hurricane or other serious weather event, CVS/pharmacy has offered customers the following tips:

  • Create a plan for evacuating and finding a safe destination;

  • Keep a written record of your current prescriptions with you at all times, or create an online record at CVS.com. This is especially important if you take multiple prescriptions;

  • In the event of an emergency when you are away from home, find a pharmacy nearby to fill necessary prescriptions. CVS/pharmacy can fill its customers’ prescriptions at any of its 7,300 locations nationwide; and

  • Create an emergency kit and make sure you have all essentials in case of power outages, including bottled water, masking tape and batteries.

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