Dick’s opens three new stores April 25
Pittsburgh – Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. opens three new stores on April 25. The stores are located in Lawton, Okla., Alabaster, Ala., and Tampa. Fla.
The Lawton store will be located at Lawton Town Center, while the Alabaster store will be located at Colonial Promenade Alabaster and the Tampa store will be located at Westshore Plaza. As of April 25, Dick’s will operate 566 stores in the U.S., including 11 in Alabama, 27 in Florida and eight in Oklahoma.
Dollarama taps new chief operating officer
Dollarama has appointed Johanne Choinière as chief operating officer, effective May 12. Choinière will be responsible for overseeing retail store operations as well as logistics, distribution and supply chain management.
"I am pleased to welcome Johanne to the Dollarama team. A seasoned operator with an excellent track record and strong leadership qualities, she is an ideal candidate to help support and drive our continued growth and prosperity," said chairman and CEO Larry Rossy.
Since 1999, Choinière was employed at Metro, where she held increasingly senior positions across the organization, including SVP, merchandising for Metro Ontario and, most recently, SVP of Metro’s Ontario division. She holds a bachelor of business administration from Bishop’s University.
Dollarama is Canada’s leading dollar store operator with 874 locations across the country.
Coop enhances store communications with Reflexis solution
Basel, Switzerland – Switzerland’ largest food retailer, Coop, has rolled out Reflexis Task Manager to its stores. Coop uses the application to: communicate efficiently and effectively between corporate, field, and stores; improve planning; and benefit from feedback, sharing of best practices, and real-time visibility into task execution.
“We selected Reflexis Task Manager because from Coop’s perspective the software offers the closest match to the requirements of the communication process to stores,” said August Harder, CEO, Coop, which has more than 1,500 stores. “The Reflexis Task Manager software can be adapted and integrated very easily to the company processes and provides Coop with the opportunity for quick, easy, and consistent communication to stores. The stores operate very efficiently through the uniform structured information and save time in processing tasks created by head office and regions.”