‘Best Places to Work’ in the Valley list this
year. This recognition is a testament to our
ability to hire and retain the most talented
professionals in the industry,” said Richard
Linder, chief executive officer of PCA Skin.
More info: www.pcaskin.com
via advanced recycling technologies, reducing demand for potable water throughout
the company’s processes; new closed cycle
vapor technology cleaning system reduces
92% of carbon based energy for equivalent
cleaning of raw parts prior to anodizing and
recovers 80–90% of stamping oil for reuse;
upgrading waste water treatment system to
“semi-intelligent” PLC logic-based control
lowered chemical usage by improving operation and automated control; and current air
scrubber technology removes more than
98% of nitrogen oxides, operating at less
than 40% of EPA permits.
“Anomatic is committed to being a socially responsible partner—striving for
sustainable development by optimizing
current technologies and ongoing research and development,” said Mark A.
Ormiston, Anomatic’s director of research
More info: www.anomatic.com
• Anomatic Corp. has completed a com-
prehensive sustainability plan designed to
reduce energy, waste, water and air pollution while significantly increasing the company’s ability to recycle and reuse materials.
Anomatic embarked on the initiatives in
early 2008 to work in concert with the company’s current and ongoing practices, implemented prior to the new initiatives.
As part of the overall improvements,
Anomatic has: improved its ability to deliver
environmentally-friendly packaging; up to
40% of process water is recycled and reused
Top Brands at Mass Are What
Consumers Want, Study Says
• A shopper experience study currently
underway by The Integer Group and
M/A/R/C Research shows that department
stores continue to see the largest loss of
shoppers, and they also have worst conversion rate with about half of shoppers leaving without making a purchase.
According to the data, mass market retailers such as Walmart and Target are
showing a five point increase in shoppers
When it comes to value, consumers rank Suave
high on the list, one study says.
visiting them more often, from previous
months, and have the best conversion rate
with nine out of ten shoppers leaving the
store having made a purchase.
The study also showed that consumers
are beginning to define value differently
than before. More often consumers are attributing value to price, whereas it had been
defined as an equal balance between quality and price, M/A/R/C reported.
“Across all channels, shoppers continue to report buying cheaper items
lately, compared to three months ago,”
said Randy Wahl, executive vice president, M/A/R/C.
Respondents said the three brands that
best communicate value to them are retailers, with Walmart and Target top value
brands. Suave was the top ranked brand in
the cosmetics and toiletries category.