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Ashley Judd Designs Plus-Size Clothing Line for Goody’s

BY CSA STAFF

Knoxville, Tenn. Goody’s Family Clothing, Inc. announced that Goody’s will launch a new line of clothing designed by Ashley Judd for plus-sized women. The “Ashley Judd Plus” line will be available in 150 Goody’s stores beginning in August 2008.

The news follows the strong performance of Ashley Judd’s current collection, which has been sold exclusively at Goody’s since September 2007.

A portion of sales from the Ashley Judd collection help support Goody’s Good Deeds for Good Schools, a program that awards half a million dollars in grants to kindergarten through 12th grades in Goody’s communities.

Proceeds go towards helping pay for items local schools need but cannot afford through regular channels of educational funding, such as renovations to school playgrounds, updated computer games or technology, and various arts programs.

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Jewel-Osco reaches reusable bag milestone

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MELROSE PARK, Ill. Supervalu-owned Jewel-Osco reported that it has sold more than 1 million reusable shopping bags.

Jewel-Osco began selling its green reusable shopping bags last August in all of its stores. Since then, the company has introduced a line of insulated blue bags designed to keep cold and hot products at temperature, as well as a few specialty printed reusable bags.

“We are seeing more and more people buying and using recyclable shopping bags,” said Keith Nielsen, president of Jewel-Osco. “This is likely due to the heightened awareness about the environment and the impact of plastic bags in landfills.”

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Zigerelli named ceo of Duckwall-ALCO

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ABILENE, Kan. Duckwall-ALCO Stores has named Lawrence Zigerelli president and ceo.

Prior to joining Duckwall-ALCO, Zigerelli served as president of Meijer, where he provided strategic direction to 75,000 employees in more than 170 stores and the corporate headquarters. His responsibilities encompassed all functional areas including planning and finance, product development, marketing, merchandising, sales, operations, human resources, real estate, e-commerce, logistics and information technology.

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