AT&T plans more than 3,000 retail hires
Dallas — AT&T will hire more than 3,000 retail sales and sales management employees nationwide during the next several months. The retailer said the new employees are needed to meet increased customer demand in the company’s growing retail business.
"AT&T’s award-winning retail team is focused on delivering an extraordinary customer experience with every interaction," said Paul Roth, president of retail sales and service for AT&T Mobility. "We are pleased to invite more people to join the AT&T family and add to an already amazing team."
Family Dollar expands food assortment
Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar is expanding its food assortment with the introduction of more than 400 new food items in each of its more than 8,000 stores across the country.
"At Family Dollar our focus is on our customer," said Jason Reiser, Family Dollar executive VP and chief merchandising officer, in a statement. “It’s important for us to constantly evaluate our assortment, making sure that we have the products and national brands that are relevant to her and her family, always at a great everyday value."
As part of the new food rollout, the chain is holding several special events best-selling author and chef, Pat Neely, including a recipe challenge to make a meal for four for just $15, with a grand prize of cooking with Neely in his Memphis home.
Kroger senior VP to retire
Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. announced that senior VP Robert "Pete" Williams plans to retire in May after 37 years with the company.
Williams, who began his Kroger career in 1977 as a management trainee, has served in his current role since 2007. Currently, he leads seven supermarket divisions. His replacement will be named.
"Throughout his extraordinary career, Pete’s leadership has reflected his passion for our associates, customers and local communities. He has been a tremendous asset to our company and will be missed," said Mike Ellis, Kroger’s president and COO. "Whether developing associates and fostering career paths for many people within the company, or influencing Kroger to improve the customer experience, Pete led with a contagious enthusiasm and steady presence.”