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Callison to be acquired by Dutch design giant

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Seattle — Seattle-based architecture and design firm Callison said it will be acquired by Arcadis, a global design consultancy firm based in the Netherlands.

The transaction is slated to be completed in the third quarter of 2014. Arcadis also owns architectural design firm RTKL, built asset consultancy firm EC Harris, and Asian construction program planning and value management consultancy Langdon & Seah.

"We are excited to participate in the creation of a next generation global leader in high level design and architecture," said Callison chairman and CEO John Jastrem. "This move will broaden our capabilities, add global reach and benefit our valued clients and employees through additional service offerings."

Callison has 11 offices on three continents. The company will join Arcadis, which employs 22,000 workers operating in more than 300 offices throughout the world.

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Food Lion to remodel 45 Greenville, North Carolina, stores

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Salisbury, N.C. — Delhaize America banner Food Lion has unveiled a new shopping experience for customers in 31 stores in the greater Wilmington, North Carolina, market, and has announced plans to remodel 45 stores in Greenville as part of the grocery’s "Easy, Fresh and Affordable…You Can Count on Food Lion Every Day" strategy.

"Since announcing our new strategy, we’ve been doing a lot across the Food Lion chain to create positive change,” said Beth Newlands Campbell, president of Food Lion. “We’re proud to continue that momentum by launching the first market of enhanced stores that bring all the elements of our new strategy to life to make shopping easier for customers."

The remodeled stores have added new assortments, set off by new yellow signage, and have improved checkout technology to speed transaction time. Larger display screens allow customers to see items and prices as they’re scanned and the chain has added more associates to bag groceries for customers.

Food Lion will continue to roll out storewide enhancements in markets over time.

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Ferrandino & Son hires VP operations

BY Dan Berthiaume

Farmingdale, N.Y. – Ferrandino & Son Inc., a provider of exterior maintenance, facility services, HVAC, lighting and electrical services, painting and general contracting, has hired Tom Panek as VP operations. Panek will be responsible for the day to day operations across all of Ferrandino & Son programs.

“Tom brings a background in process improvement and people development,” said Kevin Smith, COO. “As our growth is as a much a function of Best in Class Service through great processes and great people, his strengths align perfectly with the foundation that allows Ferrandino & Son to continue to be a market leader.”

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