Dollar Tree shareholders re-elect directors
Chesapeake, Va. – Shareholders of Dollar Tree re-elected 11 members of the board of directors at the company’s annual meeting on June 20. Arnold S. Barron, Macon F. Brock, Jr., Mary Anne Citrino, H. Ray Compton, Conrad M. Hall, Lemuel E. Lewis, J. Douglas Perry, Bob Sasser, Thomas A. Saunders III, Thomas E. Whiddon, and Carl P. Zeithaml each received a majority of votes to serve another term on the board of directors.
In addition, shareholders approved the company’s 2013 director deferred compensation plan; ratified the selection of KPMG as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm; approved management’s proposal to increase authorized shares of the company’s common stock; and passed a proposal to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the company’s named executive officers. Each of these proposals received a majority of votes cast at the meeting.
Gymboree names former Levi Strauss exec as COO
San Francisco — The Gymboree Corporation has appointed former Levi Strauss & Co. executive Joelle Maher as the company’s new COO.
At Levi Strauss & Co., Maher was most recently executive VP, president global retail, and prior to that senior VP of Americas multichannel retail, and VP, planning, allocation, stores, store operations and outlet.
She also held executive leadership positions at Lucky Brand Jeans, Old Navy and Macy’s East.
Burger King expands delivery to Boston
Miami, Fla. – Burger King Worldwide Inc. is expanding its BK Delivers home/work delivery program to five restaurants in Boston. Customers inside delivery zones can customize Burger King products and order them either online or by phone. The service, currently available in New York, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco Bay Area, Vegas, Sacramento, greater Washington, D.C., Phoenix and Denver, has launched in one Boston restaurant, will launch in two more in the next two to three weeks, and in another two stores during the summer.
"This expansion was an easy decision as Boston has some of our most loyal guests and the Burger King brand is excited to offer them the opportunity to enjoy the food they love, delivered to them in the comfort of their home, dorm or office,” said Petru Pusta, director, retail innovation, Burger King Worldwide Inc.
Burger King is taking customer feedback on future markets for expansion of the BK Delivers service.