Barnes & Noble to Open New Michigan Store
New York City Barnes & Noble recently signed a lease agreeing to open a new bookstore in Kentwood, Mich.
The store, which is expected to be open by June 2009, will be located in the Woodlands Mall. It will feature cutting-edge technology, including Wi-Fi access, and a RedDotNet previewing system that enables shoppers to pass any DVD, Blu-ray disc, audio book or CD under a dedicated scanner, then electronically preview the contents.
Kanter to leave Michaels end of May
IRVING, Texas Michaels Stores has announced that Harvey Kanter, evp and managing director, has decided to leave the company effective May 25 to pursue a top leadership role at another company.
Brian Cornell, ceo, said, “Harvey has made significant contributions to Michaels by assisting in our transformation to a consumer-driven organization and we appreciate his service. He has developed a strong team and we are confident they will ensure a smooth transition.”
Until Kanter’s replacement is named, the merchandising organization will report to Brian Cornell.
Fresh & Easy boosts own-brand foods
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market confirmed reports that it will be adding new products to its stores announcing a new selection of fresh&easy own-brand foods to cater to increasing demand.
Following a great customer response and encouraging sales of fresh&easy own-brand food, the company is expanding the range with 250 additional products. Some of the new products include fresh prepared ready meals, new juices and brewed teas, soy and goat yogurt, and a range of ready-to-grill meats. .