Bob Evans to deploy workforce management solution from JDA
Scottsdale, Ariz. — JDA Software Group announced that Bob Evans Farms will deploy a JDA workforce management solution (formerly RedPrairie WFM) in approximately 565 Bob Evans restaurants.
Bob Evans selected JDA to help improve forecasting and scheduling of labor, drive proper placement of staff throughout the course of the day and provide exceptional service to every customer.
We are very excited to kick-off the next generation of labor management solutions at Bob Evans,” said Harvey Brownlee, chief restaurant operations officer, Bob Evans Farms. “The journey started in May 2011 with a cross functional team tasked with identifying a solution that could deliver a balanced approach to managing labor. Our goals were to drive strong guest satisfaction, improve ease of operation, and improve the team member experience while delivering shareholder value. After a thorough evaluation of seven potential partners, RedPrairie (now JDA) was selected as our partner of choice.”
JDA’s WFM implementation at Bob Evans will start with a pilot stage in the second quarter of 2013, followed by initial deployment in the third quarter. Solution capabilities will include optimized scheduling, time and attendance, employee self-service, performance management and mobile applications including JDA Mobile Shift Connect, JDA Mobile Employee Connect and JDA Mobile Manager Connect.
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RILA: Retailers say no ‘Sacred Cows’ in corporate tax reform
Arlington, Va. — The Retail Industry Leaders Association said Monday via a written letter to the House Ways and Means Committee that all corporate tax preferences need to be “put on the table” so that politics can be neutralized and progress can be made.
“Consistent with the tax reform vision put forth by Chairman Camp, RILA believes that all corporate tax preferences need to be put on the table in order to give the Committee as much latitude as possible to reduce the corporate rate in a revenue-neutral fashion,” said Bill Hughes, senior VP of government affairs, RILA, in the letter to the Ways and Means Working Group on Income and Tax Distribution. “RILA also strongly supports the Chairman’s goal of reducing the corporate tax rate to 25%.”
The letter cited a PwC study commissioned by RILA last year that highlighted the impact the retail industry has on the economy. The study found the retail industry to be the second largest private-sector employer in the U.S., and also that the retail sector incurs a domestic effective tax rate of 36.4%, fourth highest among the18 major industries and more than 10 percentage points higher than the average for all other industries. Given the enormous employment footprint of the retail industry, comprehensive tax reform could stimulate job growth in the retail sector and the industries supported by retail.
According to RILA, comprehensive tax reform that eliminates preferences, substantially lowers rates and simplifies the tax code will put more money in consumers’ pockets, allow small businesses to grow and free U.S. retailers to compete globally, invest, expand their businesses, and most importantly, create new jobs.
“From our perspective, the ideal tax reform will provide for a substantial reduction in the tax rate for corporations and a substantial reduction in the tax rate for individuals and pass-through entities,” wrote Hughes.
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Cache names two new directors
NEW YORK — Cache Inc., a specialty chain of women’s apparel stores, announced that Michael Price, managing partner of MFP Partners, L.P., Cache’s largest shareholder, has joined the board of directors. In addition, Charles Hinkaty, formerpresident and CEO of Del Laboratories Inc., has been appointed to the board. In connection with their appointments, Michael Price and Charles Hinkaty have been appointed to the nominating and governance committee and the compensation and plan administration committee of the oard. Charles Hinkaty has also been appointed to the company’s audit committee.
MFP Partners is a family investment partnership established by Michael Price in 1998. MFP Partners uses a disciplined, research-driven process to invest in deeply undervalued stocks, focusing on long-term investing through a value investment approach. Prior to founding MFP Partners, Price was chairman of the board of Franklin Mutual Advisers and Franklin Mutual Series Fund. He had been associated with both entities and their predecessor organizations (Heine Securities Corp and Mutual Shares Fund) since 1975.
Hinkaty, was the president and CEO and a director of Del Laboratories, Inc. from August 2005 through his retirement in January 2008. From 1985 through August 2005 Hinkaty held various management positions at Del Laboratories, including COO. Prior to joining Del Laboratories, Hinkaty served in a variety of executive positions with Bristol Myers Squibb from 1972 until 1984.
Jay Margolis, chairman and CEO commented, “I am pleased to welcome Michael and Charles to our Board of Directors. Michael has a strong track record investing in value retail and knows our Company and business well. We look forward to Michael’s strategic counsel as we transition from turnaround to growth. I am also excited to have Charles join the Board given his strong leadership, strategic and financial experience as a CEO and COO of Del Laboratories.”
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