Tom Thumb and Randalls, both Safeway supermarket chains, are offering coupons that shoppers can view and select through their computers or mobile devices. The coupons are registered on their loyalty cards, and deductions are automatic when the card is swiped at checkout.
The 2009 Most Competitive Retail & Consumer Goods Study from the wRatings Corp. ranks how well companies meet expectations each quarter. The list, topped by Colgate-Palmolive, saw substantial shuffling this year because of the recession.
Leukemia patients who consumed high concentrations of the chemical epigallocatechin gallate, derived from green tea, saw regression of the disease, according to Mayo Clinic researchers. Study participants received high doses of the chemical in capsule form.