GMDC Adds Workshops to HBC Conference Lineup
ans to add workshops to its fall HBC Marketing Conference on Sept. 8-11 in Dallas. On Sunday, Sept. 10, and Monday, Sept. 11, six concurrent programs are scheduled: "E-training for In-store Pseudoephedrine Product Handlers"; "Look Who's Shopping Now: Reaching the Family Caregiver"; "Who Are Your Shoppers and How Do You Reach Them as Channels Blur and Competition Becomes More Complex?"; "Medicare Part D: Growth Opportunities and Risks for CPG/Healthcare Manufacturers and Retailers"; "Aisle Mastery - the Art and Science of Winning the Consumer"; and a presentation of the GMDC Educational Foundation study, "Seasonal Best Practices."
Kroger Faces Patent Infringement Suit
CINCINNATI - A patent infringement lawsuit was filed against the Kroger Co. here late last month. Other defendants include Inter-American Products, also here, and U.S. Nonwovens Corp., Brentwood, N.Y. The suit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, by Polymer Group, Charlotte, N.C., and is related to Kroger's private-label imaged "Everyday Living Refill Dusting Cloths."