Pet Valu opening in Frazer
Pet Valu, a specialty retailer of premium pet foods and accessories, is opening a new store in Frazer on Saturday.
To celebrate, Pet Valu will welcome families and pet-lovers to meet with pet experts and vendors of popular pet products, receive free samples, enter raffles for prizes, and enjoy face painting, a clown and other fun for kids, adults and pets alike. Refreshments will be served to all two and four-legged guests.
The event also gives the Frazer community a chance to check out the signature pet products and services Pet Valu is known for, such as its self-serve dogwash stations where customers are provided all the amenities they need – without the cleanup.
As part of Pet Valu’s commitment to animal welfare, each store plays an active role in helping local animal nonprofits and groups promote fundraising and facilitate adoptions. In Frazer, Pet Valu’s partners include All 4 Paws Rescue and Recycled Tails.
The grand opening will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the Lincoln Court Shopping Center, 215 Lancaster Avenue, Frazer, Pa 19355.
Vanguard study looks at pension plan costs
TREDYFFRIN >> Corporate pension plan sponsors are increasingly focused on curbing plan costs amidst challenging market and regulatory environments, including low interest rates, longer life expectancies, and rising premiums, according to new Vanguard research.
Vanguard’s latest Survey of Defined Benefit Plan Sponsors found that plan costs was the top concern among the more than 175 pension managers surveyed, followed closely by funded status risk.
Moreover, these concerns are driving priority investment ob-
jectives, which defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors overwhelmingly identified as minimizing cash contributions and reducing funding status volatility. However, in stark contrast, sponsors are under mounting pressure
to ensure their plans meet funding requirements either through cash contributions or return-generating asset allocations in the portfolio—the latter of which can expose the pension to increased funding volatility.
“Our research has continued to point to a trend of cost reduction and risk management across the pension industry,” said Kimberly Stockton, an analyst in Vanguard Investment Strategy Group and author of the paper. “Yet, there’s a continued disconnect between these crucial objectives and existing portfolio construction. There is an opportunity for plan sponsors to implement strategic asset allocations to better protect themselves from unexpected costs and risk.”
Pet Valu is opening in Frazer.