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Compass Group integrates Kimco Corp. and Eurest Services

BY CSA STAFF

Wayne, Pa. Compass Group, a leading food and support services company, announced the integration of Kimco Corp. and Eurest Services USA under the Eurest Services brand banner. The combination of Kimco and Eurest Services provides expanded geographic reach for self-performed and managed facilities services, making it one of the largest providers in North America. John Barrett, former CEO of Kimco, has been named president of Eurest Services USA.

The unified organization will serve clients with a wider range of facilities solutions and locations, capitalizing on a heritage of service excellence and team dedication with the resources and processes available from Compass Group. The company will have presence in 49 states and will support over 1,000 corporate clients in the United States, in the corporate facilities, retail, manufacturing, energy, pharmaceutical, and other industries.

The joint company will offer services ranging from janitorial and building services to grounds keeping.

Kimco Corp., formerly headquartered in Harwood Heights, Ill., became a member of Compass Group in 2009.

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Target announces Super Bowl TV deals

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MINNEAPOLIS Target announced that, starting Jan. 31 through Feb. 6, it is offering huge savings on select TVs to help consumers get ready for the Super Bowl.

Throughout next week, Target said customers can save up to $200 on select TVs, including a Magnavox 42” 1080p LCD for $499. In addition, Target guests who purchase any 32-inch or larger TV with a REDcard credit account between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6 can choose to receive zero-percent introductory financing until September.

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Sears Holdings raises more than $2M for Haiti support

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. Sears Holdings announced that it has raised more than $2 million to support the people of that nation. Funds raised will be donated directly to the American Red Cross and will support emergency relief efforts to help those affected by the earthquake.

“Our customers have truly demonstrated an outpouring of support to help the residents of Haiti during this crucial time of need,” said Scott Freidheim, EVP Sears Holdings. “This has been a community-wide effort in cities across the country and in more than 2,200 Sears and Kmart stores, as well as on Sears.com and Kmart.com. We are proud to be a part of this effort.”

Beyond making monetary donations, customers in select markets like Puerto Rico were invited to donate first-need items to collection bins at Kmart and Sears. The retailers accepted donations collected by local schools and other community organizations that wanted their fundraising efforts to reach those that needed it the most. All merchandise that was collected in-store was delivered to the local chapter of the American Red Cross. Since the delivery to the American Red Cross, all fundraising efforts have been focused on monetary donations.

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