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Belk names former Family Dollar exec to new position of VP omni-channel

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Charlotte, N.C. — Belk has named Dorlisa Flur to the newly created position of EVP omni-channel, reporting to John Belk, president and chief operating officer.

Flur joins Belk after eight years at Family Dollar Stores, most recently as vice chair, strategy and chief administrative officer. Prior roles included chief merchandising officer and the EVP strategy and marketing. Prior to Family Dollar Stores, Flur spent her professional career at management consulting firm McKinsey and Company.

One of the major components of Belk’s long term strategy is creating a compelling, seamless omni-channel environment for customers, which fully integrates the digital experience with the store experience. The initial implementation of this strategy will span three to four years and will include replatforming e-commerce, replacing existing point of sale systems, advancing Belk’s mobile applications, installing customer data warehouse and analytics and establishing enterprise inventory availability. In her newly created position, Flur will oversee this effort and lead a team consisting of representatives from IT, e-commerce and stores.

“Like many retailers, we are early in our omni-channel journey, and we know it will be critical to our success going forward," Belk said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have someone with the talent and experience of Dorlisa Flur to lead us.”

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S.Hance says:
Mar-12-2013 05:33 am

Family Dollar has a quite
Family Dollar has a quite wide range of stores. Dollar store is not literary the dollar store but it is a variety store. - Peter F. Spittler

S.Hance says:
Mar-12-2013 05:33 am

Family Dollar has a quite wide range of stores. Dollar store is not literary the dollar store but it is a variety store. - Peter F. Spittler

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Cabela’s to open Outpost store in Waco, Texas

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Sidney, Neb. — Cabela’s Inc. announced plans to open a 42,000-sq.-ft. Cabela’s Outpost store in Waco, Texas.

Construction is scheduled to begin this spring and doors are expected to open this fall. It will be the company’s fourth store in Texas, joining the Fort Worth, Buda and Allen locations.

Cabela’s Outpost format is designed for efficiency, flexibility and convenience at approximately 40,000-sq.-ft. It features seasonal product assortments and a rugged, outdoor look and theme, including trophy wildlife displays.

Currently, Cabela’s operates 41 stores across the United States and Canada with plans to open an additional 14 by the end of 2014. The company opened its first Cabela’s Outpost store in Union Gap, Wash., in October 2012. It also opened a Cabela’s Outpost store in Saginaw, Mich., today.

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Brookshire Grocery Co. joins EPA’s GreenChill

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Tyler, Texas — Brookshire Grocery Co. recently became one of a select number of grocery retailers nation-wide to join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s GreenChill partnership, which works with supermarkets to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change.

By joining GreenChill, BGC pledges to go beyond regulatory requirements to protect the ozone layer and combat climate change. According to the EPA, a typical supermarket leaks some 1,000 pounds of harmful refrigerant gas into the atmosphere each year.

By joining GreenChill, BGC will work to reduce those emissions by continuing to transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, reduce the amount of refrigerant used and adopt green refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices. Companies that partner with GreenChill have refrigerant emissions rates that are approximately 50% lower than the national average.

“We continue to explore ways to positively impact the environment,” said Rick Rayford, BGC President and CEO. “This pledge demonstrates our ongoing effort to provide our customers with more than just a great place to shop. We are committed to the safety of our communities and our environment, and believe this partnership will help us exceed standard business practices and be responsible environmental stewards.”

For more information on EPA’s GreenChill partnership, including its store certification program, visit EPA.gov/greenchill.

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