Coldwater Creek to Test Spa Concept in Six Locations
New York City, Coldwater Creek will test its day-spa concept in six locations in the first half of 2006, Mel Dick, the company’s CFO, told attendees at the S.G. Cowan & Co. investor conference on Wednesday. The spas will be located very near, or adjacent to, existing Coldwater Creek stores.
“We see it (the spas) as a great opportunity to leverage our existing brand and customer base,” Dick said. “No one is doing this on a national scale.”
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.