Scholl's Sells Certain Assets ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Scholl's Inc., product distribution specialist based here, has sold its convenience and grocery store account base to Somody Supply, Wilmar, Minn., a nonfood distributor.
Scholl's will continue to service the remainder of its national account base, including Target Stores and American Drugstores, and operate its rapidly expanding third-party distribution business, which is managed by Distribution Systems & Services Corp. These companies will continue to use facilities in Arden Hills and Roseville, Minn., and Fontana, Calif.
U.S. Playing Card Deals for Yule CINCINNATI -- The United States Playing Card Co. here will release its fourth edition of Christmas tins and playing cards. Available in September, each tin contains two decks, each with commemorative artwork reproduced through a special nine-color printing process in England.
The product line features the traditional Bicycle and Coca-Cola Santa Claus tins and The Saturday Evening Post Norman Rockwell Christmas cover. Items in the line retail between $5.99 and $6.99, according to a company official.
Stuart Hall Adds Natural Line
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Stuart Hall Co. here has introduced Executive Natural, a new line of personal expression products, which will become part of Stuart Hall's executive series of office products.
Printed on oatmeal-colored, high-quality recycled paper, Executive Natural's line exhibits a look and texture inspired by nature. The products' sophisticated kraft look appeals to both men and women, according to research conducted for Stuart Hall. The Executive Natural line includes six product formats, including a 3-inch by 5-inch memo pad and a personal 7-inch by 5-inch notebook with micro-perf perforation for easy sheet removal. Items in the line retail at a suggested $1.25 to $3.
Marvel Chillers Leap Out NEW YORK -- Marvel Comics has introduced a new line of kids horror books titled Marvel Chillers. Published quarterly, these tales feature Marvel's super heroes, including Spider-Man and the X-Men, battling the toughest of all enemies -- their own fears. In addition, each fully illustrated black-and-white 100-page story has a full-color, pull-out poster tucked inside.