Bill Clinton, Wal-Mart Team to Help Cities Buy ‘Green’ Materials
Seattle, Former President Bill Clinton told more than 100 mayors Thursday that stopping global warming depends on them demonstrating that it makes economic sense. He said his foundation is teaming up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to save cities money on environmentally friendly supplies by buying in bulk.
“We will not get a global agreement on climate change unless you can prove this is not a burden,” Clinton said. “This is the greatest opportunity we have had in our lifetimes.”
Wal-Mart, which has embarked on a broad environmental drive to cut costs and burnish its reputation, is offering to help the mayors as it has met resistance in some big cities, including New York and Chicago, to its plans to expand into metro areas from its rural and suburban base.
Wal-Mart has set targets for reducing energy use and packaging waste and selling more environmentally friendly products.
DeCA names acting director
Fort Lee, Va. The Defense Commissary Agency has appointed Richard Page as acting director. Page is taking over for Patrick Nixon, who recently retired as DeCA director to accept the position as president of the American Logistics Association.
Page began his retail career in 1968 with Alterman Foods in Atlanta and served as a store manager from 1974 to 1978. His military grocery experience began in 1978 with the Navy Resale and Services Support Office as the commissary manager at Naval Supply Corps School Athens, Ga. He later held a variety of field and region headquarters positions until 1986, when he was selected the director of the Navy Mechanicsburg Region, Pa. In 1997, Page became deputy director (OCONUS) for the Western/Pacific Region, where he directed the operation of 42 commissaries in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Korea and Okinawa. In January 2002, Page was appointed acting director of the Western/Pacific Region; in May he was selected region director.
Under Armour opens first branded store
BALTIMORE Under Armour today opened its first full-line retail store in Annapolis, Maryland at the Westfield Mall.
According to Under Armour, the store is designed to reflect the company’s focus on the fusion of athletics and science. Once inside the tunnel entryway, visitors will be engaged by a state-of-the-art and bigger-than-life audio visual experience and will be able to shop a full range of Under Armour performance apparel and footwear.
“We want the consumer to experience what it feels it to be in an Under Armour commercial,” said Kevin Plank, chairman and ceo of Under Armour. “We’ve built the physical manifestation of the Under Armour Brand. From our perspective, we look to this store to make us a better retail partner, merchandiser and listener to our consumer. As for our consumers, we hope they see the store as an extraordinary and authentic Under Armour experience. It will be like nothing they’ve ever experienced.”