Best Buy Names Dunn President
Minneapolis, Best Buy promoted Brian J. Dunn to president and chief operating officer of the company and Robert A. Willett to CEO of Best Buy International. The company also has expanded the roles of Shari L. Ballard, executive VP of human resources and legal, and of Darren R. Jackson, executive VP – finance and CFO. In addition, Best Buy announced that Allen U. Lenzmeier has decided to remain in his current role as vice chairman.
Dunn, age 45, previously had served as president of retail – North America, responsible for more than 930 high-performing consumer electronics stores, including Best Buy, Future Shop, Geek Squad and Magnolia Audio Video stores in the United States and Canada.
SuperValu Opens First Organic Foods Store
Minneapolis, SuperValu cut the ribbon on its first Sunflower Market store, the food wholesaler’s new organic-foods concept. The Indianapolis location occupies 12,000 sq. ft. and stocks between 8,000 and 12,000 SKUs. SuperValu plans to have 50 Sunflower Supermarket locations within five years.
Saks Names HR Head
Birmingham, Ala., Saks, Inc. named Charles G. Tharp executive VP of human resources. He will oversee human resources for the entire company from Saks’ New York City office. Tharp was most recently a professor of human resources at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations.