Stage Stores chief honored by global charity
Houston A global charity called Kids in Distressed Situations said Tuesday it will honor Stage Stores’ president and CEO Andrew Hall among its four fashion industry leaders for outstanding philanthropic commitment.
K.I.D.S., in conjunction with Fashion Delivers, will recognize, along with Hall, John Daly, president of Trade Finance CIT Group, Gary Simmons, president and CEO of Gerber Childrenswear, and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, which will receive the Humanitarian Award.
The group will be honored at this year’s annual fund raising gala on Nov. 4 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City.
Dollar General honors military on Veterans Day
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. Dollar General is honoring men and women who have served our country in the military with a special discount on Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, all veterans, active duty military, National Guard and Reserve, and their immediate families will receive a 10% discount at Dollar General with a Veterans Day coupon.
“Dollar General supports military members, veterans and their families,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “We are proud of their service to our country and for the sacrifices they have made to protect our freedom. Dollar General’s Veterans Day discount is our way of thanking these extraordinary men and women.”
Equal pharmacy rewards offered
Kmart and Target this week both sought to gain new pharmacy customers by dangling a $10 gift card in front of those who transfer or have a new prescription filled at their respective pharmacies. Kmart featured its offer on a half-page cover wrap on its circular with “$10” in large red type, while Target featured its offer on page 24 with more of an emphasis on the word “free.” Either approach is likely to be effective, as there are expected to be plenty of new prescriptions to be filled this fall. And even if that’s not the case, the $10 incentive is a pretty powerful considering consumers can realize a net gain of $6 if they use the coupon to fill a generic product on the retailers’ $4 list.