E Com Changes Name to Perfumania
Sunrise, Fla. E Com Ventures Inc., which owns Perfumania perfume shops, said Friday it is changing its name to Perfumania Holdings Inc.
The company’s ticker symbol will be “PERF” starting at the opening of trading Monday, it said in a news release.
The company is already commonly known as Perfumania, according to president and CEO Michael W. Katz.
“Changing our name should strengthen our position in the marketplace,” he said.
The company’s shareholders on Friday approved E Com’s buyout of diversified wholesale and retail fragrance company Model Reorg Inc. That deal was expected to close Monday, pending completion of closing conditions.
Costco posts mercury warning on seafood counters
WASHINGTON Costco has agreed to post the Food and Drug Administration mercury advice on signs at its seafood counters, ocean conservation group Oceana announced.
“Posting a sign that tells consumers which fish they should avoid would let them know that other fish are OK to eat, and allay any fears they may have,” said Simon Mahan, campaign manager for Oceana. “In fact, some grocery stores that posted the FDA advice had no negative effect on their seafood sales and one company even reported that seafood sales increased after posting the signs,” he added.
Food Lion appoints new cfo
SALISBURY, N.C. Food Lion has promoted Carol Herndon to serve as cfo and chief administrative officer. Herndon will continue to have senior-leadership responsibility for all of accounting and analysis, as well as information technology.
In addition, she will now be accountable for corporate development, which includes real estate, store development, mergers and acquisitions, construction, maintenance, equipment procurement and energy management.
Herndon’s career at Food Lion began when she joined the organization as a financial controller in 1989.