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Martha Stewart teams with PetSmart

BY CSA STAFF

New York City On the heels of Monday’s announcement that Martha Stewart and Kmart would not renew their partnership, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia said Tuesday that the company has entered into a multi-year relationship with Age Group to create a line of pet-care products that will be sold through PetSmart.

The line will include a wide range of pet accessories, including apparel, collars, leashes, bedding, grooming supplies, toys and more. The first products are expected to roll out in second quarter 2010.

Stewart said, “I have always loved having a lot of pets – dogs, cats and birds, and consider them members of my family … I look forward to working with Age Group and PetSmart to provide other pet owners with the types of Martha Stewart-designed products that will keep pets happy, safe and healthy.”

According to the 2009/2010 National Pet Owners Survey, an estimated 71 million U.S. households include at least one pet. In 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor’s bureau of labor statistics consumer expenditure surveys found that consumers spent an estimated $52 billion on their pets, an amount that has more than doubled in less than a decade. Approximately one-third of those expenditures are dedicated to pet supplies, grooming and boarding.

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Walgreens, aVinci Media’s fight against breast cancer

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DRAPER, Utah. Walgreens and aVinci Media have launched a national initiative to raise vital funds and awareness for breast cancer research and support.

On Oct. 7, Walgreens offered aVinci’s My Personal Movie slideshow DVDs, retail price $19.99, for $1. aVinci Media and Walgreens extended this offer to Oct. 8. 100% of the purchase price of this item was donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Breast Cancer Network of Strength and their missions in the fight against breast cancer. Over two days, more than $50,000 was raised for these organizations.

Chett Paulsen, CEO, aVinci Media, commented, “Each of us in someway has been personally impacted by breast cancer and our hope is that this donation-and more importantly the stories people tell-inspire, teach and provide hope for others to fight this widespread disease.”

Walgreens divisional merchandise manager Mona Kelly noted, “This initiative is one way we give back to our valued customers and provide the much needed support for this important cause.”

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Fujitsu Computer Products of America names new CEO

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. Fujitsu Computer Products of America announced the appointment of Etsuro Sato as president and CEO, and named Victor Kan EVP and COO.

Effective immediately, Sato will lead Fujitsu Computer Products of America forward in its next phase of development.

 

“Fujitsu has always been committed to creating success for our customers and partners and that has been evident in our proud history of innovation in the industry,” said Sato. “I am excited to lead Fujitsu Computer Products of America forward at a time when there are tremendous opportunities and technology advancements in the document imaging industry.”

Sato brings more than 30 years of experience to his new leadership position at Fujitsu Computer Products of America. Sato joined Fujitsu as VP Imaging Products Group, where he directed the management of the scanner and service lines for the United States and Latin America, which includes the sales, marketing, engineering and customer support departments. Previously, Sato was director of business development marketing, system products group, Fujitsu Computer Systems, where he was responsible for business planning and operation strategies.

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