Dick’s COO to Step Down
Pittsburgh Dick’s Sporting Goods announced Tuesday that COO William Colombo will step down, assuming the role of vice chairman effective Feb. 2.
CEO Edward Stack, CFO Timothy Kullman and EVP of operations Joseph Schmidt will take over Colombo’s responsibilities, the company said.
Joe’s Sports taps ex-Bass Pro pres. as ceo
WILSONVILLE, Ore. Hal Smith, former president of Bass Pro Shops, has been named president and ceo of Joe’s Sports & Outdoor, a Northwest sporting goods retailer.
Smith most recently served as evp pf Pep Boys. In addition to serving as president of Bass Pro Shops, he has served as president/ceo of several other leading companies, Joe’s Sports & Outdoor reported.
Wakefern to use IBM POS systems
ARMONK, N.Y. Wakefern is working with IBM to deploy advanced IBM point-of-sale systems, software and infrared touch displays at ShopRite stores, the companies announced Friday.
Wakefern will install IBM’s SurePOS Application Client/Server Environment, an application that optimizes customer service and improves reliability at the point-of-sale system, the companies reported. Wakefern will also use IBM’s Store Integrator on the IBM 4690 operating system.
ShopRite stores also will be upgraded with IBM SurePOS 700 POS terminals and servers and IBM SurePoint 4820 Touch displays at all check-out lanes.