Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday Night Marketing News from Mediapost

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by Tanya Irwin
The two groups aim to raise awareness and move dengue vaccination higher on the global health agenda. Currently, there is no specific treatment available for dengue fever, a virus-based disease spread by mosquitoes. The infectious disease is a threat to nearly half of the world's population and a public health priority in many countries of Latin America and Asia where epidemics occur. ...Read the whole story >>
by Sarah Mahoney
Timberland is weaving a new fabric into its earth-friendly repertoire, integrating Bionic canvas in its spring designs for both men and women. The Stratham, N.H.-based company says it has also added a new nano-coating to certain models. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karlene Lukovitz
Privately owned Chick-fil-A, the nation's second-largest chicken QSR (by sales), is reporting that it grew system-wide sales by 11.4% last year, to $3.58 billion. The growth included same-store sales growth of 5.9%. The company, which says its record of year-over-year sales growth has been unbroken since it launched in 1967, did not report profit performance. ...Read the whole story >>
by Karl Greenberg
Toyota has a serious problem in the U.S. market this year. It may be a bigger problem than its recalls in 2010. The company, which is expanding its lineup of Prius cars this year from just a single car -- the hybrid sedan -- to include a plug-in hybrid, and soon a hybrid crossover, has been at pains to figure out what the plural of Prius might be. Other brands don't have this problem: Civic, Civics; Malibu, Malibus; Focus ... Foci? ...Read the whole story >>

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