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Dunkin’ Brands appoints three new presidents; names SVP, chief supply officer

BY Staff Writer

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Brands Group, parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced that it has appointed three members of the company’s senior management team to the role of president.

John Costello has been appointed president, global marketing & innovation, and he will continue to lead all global marketing, product development and channel businesses across both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins.

Bill Mitchell has been appointed president, Baskin-Robbins U.S. & Canada, and he will continue to lead the Baskin-Robbins operations team.

Paul Twohig has been appointed president, Dunkin Donuts U.S. & Canada. He will continue to lead the Dunkin’ Donuts operations, franchising and development teams.

The company also appointed Scott Murphy as SVP, chief supply officer.

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rue21 names chief administrative officer

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Warrendale, Pa. — rue21 announced that Stacy B. Siegal, the company’s current VP, general counsel and corporate secretary, has been promoted to the additional position of chief administrative officer.

Siegal has served as the company’s general counsel and corporate secretary since March 2010. In her expanded role, she will assume responsibility for human resources division while also retaining oversight of the company’s legal matters, regulatory compliance and corporate communications.

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Things get steamy with Black & Decker mops

BY CSA STAFF

Towson, Md.-based Black & Decker introduced four new models of germ-killing steam cleaning units.

The units use water to kill 99.9% of germs to achieve a deep down clean, according to the company.

“We’ve identified four areas with steam cleaning products that were in need of improvement and innovation: steam mops that are difficult to fill, units with awkward controls, insufficient cleaning power, and units that are unable to access difficult areas like tight corners,” said Austin Wilcox, product manager at Black & Decker. “The new Black & Decker Steam Cleaning Units allow users to clean multiple floor surface types like tile, vinyl, stone, marble and even sealed hardwood. Consumers are able to get a deep down clean using only water.”

Here’s the new lineup: The SmartSelect Deluxe Steam Mop with Handle Command, the 2-in-1 SmartSelect with Handle Command, the SmartSelect Steam Mop and the Handheld Steamer.

SmartSelect technology lets consumers choose a steam setting to address individual floor types. SmartSelect provides three different steam settings that correspond to different floor types to produce the right amount of steam to clean the selected floor material.

All of the new steam mop units have an automatic upright shutoff, which helps protect floors from damage during pauses in cleaning, a 15-second heat-up time and a ready-to go illumination tank that changes from red to blue to let users know when the steam mop reaches the correct temperature.

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