ShopRite and MyWebGrocer Launch Social Networking Site for Retail Grocery: ShopRite.MyBaby.com

first_imgColchester, VT November 5, 2007Life for new parents just got a little easier, and customer communication just improved for the customers of ShopRite supermarkets. MyWebGrocer of Colchester, VT and ShopRite of New Jersey announced the arrival of ShopRite.MyBaby.com, a grocery social networking site for parents. ShopRite.MyBaby.com is a place where parents can organize, share, discuss, and find things to do with their kids. ShopRite.MyBaby.com was launched October 31, 2007.Rebecca Roose, Marketing and Account Manager for MyWebGrocer, said, ShopRite.MyBaby.com is about building bridges. As anyone whos been a parent knows, information and advice are critical, especially when you have an infant, so were building an e-bridge for parents to use with each other to share information. In addition, were building a bridge between these parents and ShopRite, who can use the site to let parents know what child-oriented specials are available at their online store. And were building a bridge between consumer products goods companies (CPGs) who advertise on this site, and these customers. ShopRite.MyBaby.com fosters a genuine back-and-forth dialogue between the CPGs and the parents who use and rate, their products.MyBaby.com differs from other parenting social networking sites by aggregating a full range of information and networking possibilities for parents, such as advice, blogging, photo and video sharing and organizing, personalized homepages, event listings and grocery shopping.Vice President of Sales, Curt Alpeter added, We are excited to have ShopRite, with over 200 store locations, join the MyBaby social networking platform. ShopRite.MyBaby.com will drive loyalty and conversations within the affluent Northeast.By providing a forum for parents to meet and share, ShopRite.MyBaby.com helps us engage our customers in the all-important dialogue about raising healthy kids, stated Joe Colalillo, chairman and CEO of Wakefern Food Corporation, the marketing and distribution arm for ShopRite. The site gives us one more chance to provide information and convenience to our customers. Some facts about social networking:” Outside of search engines, Social Networking sites account for more Web traffic than any other type of Web sites.” Social networking sites such as Google’s You Tube and News Corp.’s MySpace.com have begun displacing portals such as Yahoo as the new home base for Internet users.” Two-thirds of all U.S. economic activity is influenced by shared opinions about a product, brand, or service” Linked consumers are like-minded, and like-minded consumers tend to buy the same products.Some facts about the buying power of moms: ” Moms control 1.7 trillion dollars in US spending annually.” Moms control 80% of all household spending.” Moms on average spend more time online then watching TV, reading magazines and listening to the radio combined.For more information about ShopRites social networking site, please go to ShopRite.MyBaby.com About ShopRite: ShopRite supermarkets are members of Wakefern Food Corporation, a retailer-owned cooperative with stores throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware. ShopRite serves more than 4 million customers each week. A long time supporter of community efforts, ShopRite has been named the New Jersey Corporate Philanthropist of the Year by the Community Foundation of New Jersey. Americas Second Harvest Food Bank Network also has recognized ShopRite as the Grocery Distributor of the year for its ShopRite Partners In Caring program, a year-round initiative dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities served by ShopRite. Since its inception, ShopRite Partners In Caring has donated $15 million to more than 1,400 charities.About MyWebGrocer: MyWebGrocer has been helping grocery retailers find profit in the online shopping world since 1999. Based in Colchester, Vermont, MyWebGrocer is the industry leader in providing web services solutions to 80 grocery chains such as Lowes, ShopRite, Brookshire Grocery, King Kullen, and Heinens. “We Make Online Shopping Work” is the company’s slogan. Founded by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer institutes e-commerce programs, provides web site design, hosting, creates e-mail campaigns, and furnishes online circulars and recipes for more than 80 leading grocery chains. For more information please visit http://www.mywebgrocer.com(link is external)last_img read more

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont to Bring Renowned Wellness Expert to Department of Health Conference

first_imgBlue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont to Bring Renowned Wellness Expert to Department of Health ConferenceBurlington, VT – The Vermont Department of Health will hold its 2008 Work Site Wellness Conference, part of the “Fit & Healthy Vermonters Program,” on Tuesday, October 7 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington. The appearance of noted wellness expert Michael Samuelson as conference keynote speaker is made possible by major sponsor Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont.Samuelson is President and CEO for The Health & Wellness Institute (HWI), affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island. Samuelson is widely published and is a frequent director, consultant, and advisor to numerous prestigious boards and organizations including The Men’s Health Network, The Business Innovation Factory, The HERO Forum for Optimal Employee Health, The Lance Armstrong Foundation and The Department of Defense.A graduate of the University of Michigan with a MA degree in Education, Samuelson has appeared on over 200 television and radio stations throughout North America and has been interviewed by numerous print publications including Newsweek, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. His work in the area of behavior change, health economics and healthcare consumer advocacy has been featured on the ABC News program, 20/20, The CBS Morning Show, CNN, and MSNBC.Governor James Douglas will recognize worksite wellness “best practices” by awarding the 2008 Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Worksite Wellness Awards. Other speakers include Vermont Commissioner of Health Wendy Davis, MD, and representatives of winning organizations who will share their secrets.For more information about the program, call 802-863-7606 or visit http://healthvermont.gov/family/(link is external)fit/worksitewellness.aspx. Registration is $75 per person or $50 per person for members of the Vermont Human Resources Association or employees from a work site that applied for a 2008 Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Work Site Wellness Award. The deadline for registration isSeptember 23, 2008.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.(End)last_img read more

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The Shores assisted living community opens in Shelburne

first_imgThe Lodge at Shelburne Bay, located in Shelburne, Vermont, has announced its second expansion in 10 years, the opening of the Shores Assisted Living community. The Shores Assisted Living is a 20 million dollar, 90 bed state-of-the-art project. The 100,000 square foot, fire proof and environmentally friendly building consists of 76 brand new, all-inclusive rental apartments for seniors. The project will create more than 80 new jobs. Amenities include: On-site physical therapy, therapeutic pool, theater, fitness center and much more.Interior decorating at The Shores Assisted Living was created by renowned New York interior design firm Brett Design, Inc. Architects for the project were Weimann Lamphere Architects, located in Colchester, Vermont. The Bullrock Corporation was the builder and also owns and manages the project.The new community shares a campus with the existing Lodge at Shelburne Bay. The Lodge at Shelburne Bay offers residents all inclusive rental options that include 90 Independent Living apartments and a Memory Care program.  The Lodge at Shelburne Bay was also built by the Bullrock Corporation in 1999.Bullrock Corporation, its owner and CEO Gregg Beldock and affiliates, have been in the construction management and real estate development business since the early 1980s. In 1999 Bullrock Corporation entered the senior living category. Properties also include The Lodge at Shelburne Bay’s sister community-The Lodge at Otter Creek located in Middlebury, Vermont built in 2008.last_img read more

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Four bidders vying for New York’s first offshore wind contract

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:New York State said on Thursday it had received proposals from Norway’s Equinor and three joint ventures to build its first offshore wind power park of at least 800-megawatt capacity.The three joint ventures are Bay State Wind, between Danish Orsted and Eversource Energy; Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind, consisting of France’s EDF and Shell; and Vineyard Wind, between Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Avangrid Renewables, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) said in a statement.New York state closed bidding for the park on Thursday, a part of its push to increase renewable energy production, and will choose a supplier in the spring. “The response to New York’s inaugural solicitation for 800 megawatts or more of offshore wind is unprecedented and historic,” NYSERDA said.Proposals include projects to build up to 1,200 MW of capacity, which if constructed would be the largest offshore wind project in the United States, it added.Equinor, which won a U.S. federal auction in 2016 to lease 80,000 acres south of Long Island, said the area could potentially allow it to build an offshore wind park of up to 2,000 MW.NYSERDA said the first offshore wind solicitation should help advance New York State’s plans to reach a goal of building 9,000 MW of offshore wind capacity by 2035.More: Equinor, 3 JVs vie for offshore wind power park in New York Four bidders vying for New York’s first offshore wind contractlast_img read more

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A luxury Queenslander was the home most potential buyers were keen on

first_img60 Laidlaw Pde, East Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is on 754sq m block of land and is surrounded by established gardens. There are city views from wrap around verandas. It has an open plan living area, dining and a Hampton’s style kitchen.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago60 Laidlaw Pde, East Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.auA home at 61 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands, listed for $2,980,000 was the second most viewed property on realestate.com.au in Queensland this week. 60 Laidlaw Pde, East Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home, which will be auctioned on September 7, has five bedrooms, and is one of only 22 on that stretch of the river. 36 Springsure St, RuncornThe four-bedroom home is within walking distance of the Warrigal Square Shopping Centre. The main bedroom has a walk through wardrobe, ensuite and a balcony.New Farm rounded out the top five this week, with a home at 89 Oxlade Drive, attracting plenty of attention. 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore.It has uninterrupted 180 degree ocean views from Noosa National Park and Main Beach north to Double Island Point. 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore.The two-storey home has an office, three bathrooms and two powder rooms.The fourth most viewed home was at 36 Springsure St, Runcorn which was after offers of more than $599,000.center_img 61 Knightsbridge Pde East, Sovereign Islands.The four-bedroom, three-year-old home has water views. There is 33 metres of water frontage, a pontoon to dock large vessels and an outdoor entertainment terrace. The home has a timber deck, pool and spa, gym and tiered cinema room.The third most popular property online this week was a house at 312 Teewah Beach Rd, Noosa North Shore. The five-bedroom home, known as Laguna, is on 31 ha of beach front land which is surrounded by nature reserves and national park. 60 Laidlaw Pde, East Brisbane. Picture: realestate.com.auA BEAUTIFUL Queenslander at 60 Laidlaw Pde, East Brisbane was the most popular listing on line in Queensland this week.More potential property buyers checked out the home on realestate.com.au than any other in Queensland this week. 89 Oxlade Drive, New Farm.The modern four-bedroom home is already under contract. The newly built luxury home has a fully automated security system and internal lift access to all levels. The four bathrooms have floor to ceiling travertine tile.last_img read more

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Contract inked for first-ever Taiwan-flagged SOV

first_imgØrsted will deploy the SOV for operation and maintenance (O&M) at its Greater Changhua offshore wind farms. The developer is building the 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind project, some 35 to 60 kilometres off Changhua County. Ørsted will complete the construction of the 1 and 2a offshore wind farms between 2021 and 2022. Ta San Shang Marine, a joint venture of Taiwan’s Ta Tong Marine Group (TTM) and Japan’s Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), will deliver the SOV in early 2022. The vessel will use the Port of Taichung as its base port to serve the Greater Changhua offshore wind farms. The first Taiwan-flagged SOV will accommodate up to 60 technicians, plus the crew. It will feature a motion-compensated gangway, dynamic positioning system and a 3D motion-compensated crane. According to Ørsted, the SOV design fits the complicated and harsh environment in the Taiwan Strait. center_img Furthermore, the vessel will be prepared for fossil fuel-free operation. It will also have an optimized hull design and a battery-hybrid setup to help reduce fuel consumption and decrease carbon footprint, Ørsted said. Ørsted has signed a 15-year charter contract with Ta San Shang Marine for a service operation vessel (SOV). The contract will see the shipping company building the first Taiwan-flagged SOV in the world. The offshore wind developer also holds the rights for building another 920 MW at Greater Changhua 2b & 4 sites. The 2b & 4 project should be up and running in 2025, subject to the developer’s final investment decision, due in 2023.last_img read more

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Korean tour guide nabbed for ‘faking’ own kidnapping

first_imgThe 38-year-old Yoo Jin-Woon admits staging his own “kidnap for ransom” modus to get money from his mother. AKEAN FORUM The Regional Anti-Kidnapping TaskForce caught Yoo around 6:45 a.m. on Sept. 28. KALIBO, Aklan – A South Korean tourguide, who “kidnapped” himself to get money from his mother, was nabbed inBarangay Camanci Norte, Numancia, Aklan.  “Nobody harmed him. He confessed to usthat he was only ‘joking’ to his mother in Korea, and (he) is in dire need ofmoney,” Acebuche said. The 38-year-old Yoo Jin-Woon of JinjuKyungong, South Korea staged his own “kidnap for ransom” modus, police said.         Acebuche said they conducted athorough investigation and found out that the Korean national was “hiding” inthe province with his Filipina girlfriend, also a tour guide, whom he met inAngeles City, Pampanga. Two months ago, they decided to stay in the hometown ofhis girlfriend in Numancia. Yoo asked $5,000 from his mother onSept. 24 for his “freedom,” the police added.  The PNP-AKG was alerted of Yoo’s“kidnapping” when the South Korean Embassy asked for help on Sept. 27.    “He sent pictures to his mother inKorea that he was tied and kidnapped by alleged abductors,” said Major NestorAcebuche of the Philippine National Police-Anti-Kidnapping Group(PNP-AKG)-Visayas.  The South Korean national admitted hemade up the “kidnap” plan to sustain his needs. Yoo was charged with unjust vexation.The court recommended a P3,000 bail bond for his temporary liberty.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN)last_img read more

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Two wounded in Calatrava shooting

first_imgBACOLOD City – Two persons were shot in Barangay Bantayanon, Calatrava, Negros Occidental. Residents Nestor Jabaybay, 58, and Rodrigo Villadar, 44, sustained gunshot wounds on the body, a police report showed. Tagged suspect was 30-year-old resident Junjun Entapan, it added.According to police investigators, Jabaybay and Villadar were having a birthday drinking spree at the house of the former when Entapan fired at the victims using a .45-caliber pistol around 8:30 p.m. on June 3. The victims were rushed to the San Carlos City Hospital for medical treatment.center_img The motive in the incident however was not immediately established. Officers of the Calatrava municipal police station conducted a manhunt operation against the suspect, who fled after the incident./PNlast_img

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One arrested, two stolen cars recovered after Jennings County chase

first_imgJennings County, in. — The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department recovered two stolen vehicles and arrested an Indianapolis woman Saturday.The report says around 4:30 p.m. police observed a vehicle disregard a stop sign at State Road 7 and County Road 300 North. When deputies initiated a traffic stop the vehicle fled. After reaching speeds of over 70-miles-per-hour she into a farm field west of U.S. 31 off County Road 500 North.When the car stopped Myriah Sheppard, 30, of Indianapolis, and a white male exited and ran. Sheppard was captured and the male was able to getaway. At the scene, police found vehicles that had been reported stolen from the northern part of the county on June 3, 2018.Sheppard faces multiple charges. Police are still searching for the male suspect.last_img

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