Winn-Dixie to offer health insurance to Florida customers
Jacksonville, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores announced Wednesday that it has partnered with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida to offer its customers health cards in all 353 Florida Winn-Dixie and Save-Rite locations.
The program consists of two options: the $59 Gift of Health Care card and $19 FamilyBlue discount card.
“We are very excited about our partnership with BCBSF and about their Health Card program,” said Mary Kellmanson, group VP marketing. “The current economic downturn has left many people without access to healthcare benefits for themselves and their families. This program offers an affordable solution to that critical issue.”
Shoppers will find these cards on a permanent freestanding display unit located in the pharmacy area, and in the cold and flu aisle in stores that do not have a pharmacy. After customers have paid for their card, they can call a BCBSF 1-800 number located on the back of the card to activate it as well as receive their personalized member ID card to take to the doctor.
“Our goal is simple — to provide Floridians with easy access to the health care system,” said Craig Thomas, BCBSF VP and chief marketing officer. “This is a completely unique concept for the health care industry that allows us to reach a broader audience of uninsured and underinsured who would normally go to their local store to purchase pre-paid and gift cards.”
PetSmart presents holiday gift list and deals
PHOENIX, Ariz. PetSmart announces its holiday gift list for their pets for this holiday season.
Homeless pets can also benefit this holiday season with Luv-A-Pet “Chance.” Chance is an overstuffed dog toy and collectable this season available for only $5. Ten% of the overall proceeds from Chance sales will go to PetSmart Charities, which has saved the lives of more than 3.6 million homeless pets.
Some items on this year’s gift list are toys and treats sold exclusively at PetSmart include: Safari Christmas animal print and jungle character toys, “Naughty” or “Nice” novelty tees, large 24″ knotted bone or the chicken-wrapped rawhide treat, squeaker mats and a large Heated Wellness Bed.
This holiday season, PetSmart are offering customers additional savings with seven consecutive weeks of discounted gifts, with a special sale on Black Friday that features hundreds of items up to 50% off.
Deals and discounts can be found at local PetSmart locations during limited-time sales on: Nov. 6-8, Nov. 13-15, Nov. 20-22, Dec. 4-6, Dec. 11-13 and Dec. 18-25.
Azek hires former OC exec
Azek Building Products, a manufacturer of PVC decking, molding and trim, has hired Rick Corry as its new VP sales. Corry will be responsible for planning and directing sales strategies and brand building for the Scranton, Pa., firm. He will oversee Azek’s regional sales managers, the VP retail sales, the key account manager and the customer service manager.
Corry worked for Owens Corning for 18 years, where he started as a field sales rep and ultimately became national director of sales. He then went on to become CEO of BuildLinks, a construction management software company.
Most recently, Corry was general manager of the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., a leadership training company.
“I’m looking forward to bringing my sales and two-step distribution experience to Azek Building Products,” said Corry. “I also plan to tap into my work force performance background to help the sales force maximize their strengths and continue to support our channel partners.”