Loyalty360 Reads: September 3 | Procter & Gamble Brings Relief to Residents Affected by Hurricane Laura, Hy-Vee Celebrates National Family Meals Month this September, and More

Procter & Gamble Brings Relief to Residents Affected by Hurricane Laura
The Tide Loads of Hope Mobile Laundry Units have been deployed to support relief and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Laura. The Tide Loads of Hope mobile laundry vehicles will begin services in Lake Charles, Louisiana, providing free, full-service laundry to residents affected by the recent hurricane.

Residents can bring clothes (up to two loads per household) to be washed, dried and folded free of charge. All washable clothing types will be accepted with the exception of heavy bedding.

In partnership with Matthew 25: Ministries, P&G will also distribute free personal care kits with everyday essentials as well as cleaning products to meet basic hygiene and home care needs directly into the affected areas of those impacted by the disaster.

P&G brands to be distributed include Always, Bounty, Charmin, Crest, Dawn, Febreze, Ivory, Gillette, Mr. Clean, Olay, Old Spice, Oral-B, Pampers, Pantene, Secret, Swiffer, Tampax, Tide and Venus.
Casey's Launches Curbside Pickup, Bringing Guests A New Way to Shop
Casey’s General Stores, the fourth largest convenience store retailer and fifth-largest pizza chain, is now serving guests curbside with a new, technology-enabled offering accessible within the Casey’s app.
With over 100 products plus its famous pizza available to order, Casey’s is offering local guests an easy, convenient way to get the pizza they love, snacks they want and the essentials they appreciate.

“We see more and more guests seeking curbside pickup options to save time and feel safe. Casey’s has developed our curbside offering as a fully-integrated option inside our app, enabling us to deliver a best-in-class experience for our guests,” says Art Sebastian, Vice President, Digital Experience, Casey’s.
Hy-Vee Celebrates National Family Meals Month this September
Hy-Vee celebrates National Family Meals Month this September with resources, solutions and giveaways that will bring families together for mealtime in unique ways in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Created by the Food Marketing Institute (FMI), National Family Meals Month is an industry-inspired movement to raise consumer awareness of the health and societal benefits of sharing frequent family meals. Research shows that children who share regular family meals typically display better grades, improved nutrition, stronger family relationships and higher self-esteem, and they are less likely to use drugs and alcohol.

Throughout the month, Hy-Vee is providing tools to help families have at least one more meal together each week. Hy-Vee’s support of National Family Meals Month, including a sweepstakes that will give families the chance to participate in a 90-second shopping spree to win free groceries plus the opportunity to earn an additional $1,000.
JCPenney Surprises Students with Virtual Shaquille O’Neal Mentoring Session
The JCPenney “Ready for Anything Challenge” is promoting back-to-school positivity during the coronavirus pandemic by partnering with the Shaquille O’Neal Foundation to support students in need.

To kick off the challenge, JCPenney will invite kids and teens from Boys & Girls Clubs in Atlanta, Dallas, Orlando, and Los Angeles to participate in a virtual mentoring session on Sept. 1, during which Shaquille O’Neal will make a special appearance to encourage students, answer questions, and announce a donation of $20,000 in JCPenney gift cards to the clubs.

“For young people in need, community assistance is more important than ever, and the vital resources provided by schools and organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs are not currently as accessible due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic,” says Jill Soltau, JCPenney chief executive officer.
70% of AMC Theatres U.S. Circuit to Be Open by September 4
By this weekend 70% of all U.S. AMC Theatres will have resumed operations, as AMC will welcome guests at approximately 420 theatres nationwide. AMC will open more than 140 theatres this week, with the vast majority of re-openings taking place on September 3, the same day Warner Bros.’ TENET opens.

On Friday, September 4, AMC expects its first California theatres to reopen, when it resumes operations at seven theatres in and around San Diego. AMC is closely monitoring all local directives and will follow all guidelines on auditorium capacity.

AMC expects to make announcements about additional markets in California, New Jersey and other areas of the country in the coming weeks, once theatres are authorized to open by state and local officials.
“The first two weekends of operations have exceeded our expectations in terms of guests returning to the movies and in terms of their feedback about our extensive AMC Safe & Clean policies and procedures,” says Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres.

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