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Advance Appoints CEO

BY CSA STAFF

Rosemont, Ill.-based Advance announced the appointment of Pieter de Haan as CEO, effective Jan. 1. De Haan succeeds retiring CEO Brian Dundon.

Since first joining the Philips Lighting organization in 1982, de Haan held successive roles throughout Philips Lighting in Europe and Asia and has amassed over 25 years of experience in manufacturing, supply, marketing, sales, and general management. Prior to his appointment to CEO of Advance, de Haan served as CEO of Philips Lighting East Asia, based in Shanghai.

De Haan succeeds the retiring Brian Dundon, who served as CEO of Advance from 2002 to 2007.

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Gordon Segal to Step Down as CEO of Crate & Barrel

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Northbrook, Ill. Crate and Barrel co-founder and CEO Gordon Segal announced Tuesday that Barbara A. Turf, president of Crate and Barrel, will succeed him at the chain on May 1.

Turf has spent the majority of her career partnering with Segal in the leadership and strategic direction of the company. Though Segal will no longer direct Crate and Barrel’s day-to-day operations, he will assume the title of chairman and will continue as a key advisor and counselor.

“I have relished every moment of the last 45 years,” Segal stated. “However, I also recognize that transition and change are key to the growth of any retail business, and I want to give Barbara Turf and other talented members of our executive team their well-deserved opportunity to take Crate and Barrel into the future.”

Prior to becoming president of Crate and Barrel in 1996, Turf held the post of executive VP of merchandising and marketing for many years, maintaining responsibility for all aspects of product selection and branding.

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Jewel-Osco to Relocate Headquarters

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Jewel-Osco will relocate its headquarters to Itasca, Ill., from Melrose Park, Ill., this summer and will include in its newest Chicago store a chef’s station and a wine steward, the company’s president said Monday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The retailer will relocate 400 employees, but will keep its distribution center, with 1,500 employees, in Melrose Park. The company will lease its new four-story, 97,000-sq.-ft. headquarters, and will share the building with other tenants.

Jewel-Osco, under its parent company Supervalu’s three-year initiative, will remodel 30 stores in the region this year, the report said.

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