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99 Cents Only to reopen six California stores

BY Dan Berthiaume

City of Commerce, Calif. – 99 Cents Only Stores is reopening six stores in California the weekend of Aug. 15 – Aug. 16. On Aug. 15, 99 Cents Only will kick off the grand re-opening celebration of its Concord, Poway and Sanger stores.

On Aug. 16, 99 Cents Only Stores will kick off the grand re-opening celebration of its San Bernardino, Escondido and Rohnert Park stores.

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Academy readies supply chain for northern assault

BY CSA STAFF

A massive new Academy Sports and Outdoors distribution center in Tennessee is expected to fuel the retailer’s growth for years to come when the 1.6 million-sq.-ft. facility opens in 2016.

Academy’s 178 existing stores are currently supported by distribution centers near the company’s headquarters in the Houston suburb of Katy and the central Georgia community of Jeffersonville. Its new distribution center will be located along I-40 midway between Nashville and Knoxville, providing convenient access to points north. Construction is expected to begin this month followed by hiring in the fall of 2015 in advance of an early 2016 opening. When fully operational the facility will employ roughly 700 people.

"The new distribution center will support the long-term growth and continued expansion of Academy Sports and Outdoors while enabling us to provide our customers with quicker access to their favorite sports, outdoors and lifestyle products for the entire family," said Rodney Faldyn, Academy’s president and CEO.

Academy currently operates stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. The addition of a large new distribution center in central Tennessee will provide the company added capacity to better serve stores in its existing 13 state trade area while supporting northern expansion into contiguous markets such as Kentucky, Virginia, Illinois and beyond.

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Trace One adds former Oracle exec as CMO

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Trace One, which provides solutions to branded and private-label goods companies, has added Chris Morrison as its chief marketing officer.

In his new position, Morrison will oversee the company’s global communications, product strategies and marketing. He’ll be a part of the rollout of new Trace One solutions and assist in expanding the company’s global reach.

“The food supply chain is undergoing significant changes as consumers continue to push for healthier products with increased visibility into how and where our food is produced” said Morrison. “I’m thrilled to join a world class team focused on addressing these changes by bringing innovative cloud-based solutions to market.”

Before joining Trace One, Morrison was part of senior management at TradeStone and Oracle, both of which are involved in supply chain technology. He joins the company two years after it moved its headquarters to Boston from Paris.

“As we close in on the anniversary of our expansion into the US, we’ll look to Chris’ local and international expertise in the PLM and cloud-based software markets to bolster the company’s momentum and launch new products to new audiences,” Trace One founder and CEO Jerome Malavoy said. “Chris will be an extraordinary asset to our leadership team as we embark on an exciting year ahead at Trace One.”

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