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Davaco acquires Ecoxera

BY Staff Writer

DALLAS — Davaco has acquired Ecoxera, an Austin, Texas-based retail sustainability consulting firm. Justin Doak, who is the founder of Ecoxera, will continue to serve as president.

“Davaco is now able to further support retail and restaurant clients in meeting their environmental goals by offering a broader range of turnkey multi-site sustainability solutions. This comprehensive offering includes on-site/energy and waste assessments, analysis of data, including carbon benchmarking, as well as the roll-out/installation of sustainability programs,” said Rick Davis, Davaco CEO. “Together, Davaco and Ecoxera can provide expertise that provides national brands the ability to integrate sustainability as a low-cost value add to any existing roll-out program.”

According to Ecoxera’s Doak, for many retailers and restaurants, the biggest challenge is working through the notion that a greener solution has to come with a premium price, but the reality is in almost all cases, implementing sustainable operations practices actually produces real cost savings. Davaco to help nationwide brands evaluate and develop sustainability programs, so they can begin seeing tangible results,” Doak said. "Whether the focus is energy, waste, water or HVAC, we can develop practical and methodical approaches to integrate sustainable programs that benefit the environment and the bottom-line.”

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Tourneau deploys Micros-Retail Open Commerce Platform

BY CSA STAFF

WESTBORO, Mass. — Micros-Retail, a division of Micros Systems, announced that luxury watch retailer Tourneau has completed a successful launch of the Tourneau.com website utilizing Micros-Retail Open Commerce Platform.

The new Tourneau.com realizes the potential of Micros-Retail’s all-channel solution set, including Micros-Retail’s order management system, retail porter, and Open Commerce Platform. In the near future, the Relate CRM solution will drive Tourneau’s clienteling efforts, which will allow sales professionals to provide white glove service to their customers, regardless of where the transaction begins or ends–on the web, mobile, or in-store.

"When embarking upon this new venture, we were impressed by the variety of Micros-Retail’s offerings and its forward-thinking multichannel approach. The integration of technology across all touch-points of the business affords a seamlessness that can truly benefit our business and our customers," said Don McNichol, SVP direct marketing of Tourneau.

With the introduction of its new site, Tourneau brings to the market a destination website for its loyal customer base with a site experience that breathes innovation and highlights the luxury of the brands it sells. The site acts as a showcase for the timepieces, with high-resolution product photography that showcases even the slightest detail and highlights the inner-workings of the pieces.

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CEO of Hy-Vee to retire in June

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Ric Jurgens, chairman and CEO of Hy-Vee plans to retire on June 1, 2012.

Jurgens, said he will ask the company’s board to elect Randy Edeker, president and COO, to succeed him.

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