Ethan Allen Embraces Everyday Pricing
Danbury, Conn., Ethan Allen is seeing a benefit from its switch to everyday pricing. CEO Farooq Kathwari, in a statement today, said: “Our implementation of everyday pricing has, as anticipated, altered the pattern of incoming written business to smooth out the peaks that were created in prior years, and, as a result, will impact our delivered sales this quarter.” Kathwari also said the change has led to better customer service and improved productivity of employees.
Publix to Open Publix Sabor in May
Lakeland, Fla., Publix Super Markets is rolling out Publix Sabor, the grocery chain’s Hispanic-themed supermarket, in two existing locations in Kissimmee and Hialeah, Fla. The stores will open in early May and feature more Hispanic food and grocery categories than a typical Publix. Bilingual employees will also be part of the mix of Sabor, which translates to “flavor.”
“Publix Sabor was designed to meet the needs of our customers in particular neighborhoods throughout the Central and South Florida regions,” said Maria Brous, director of media and community relations, in a release.
Wal-Mart Contributes to College Fund
Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores provided an award of $1.5 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) that includes a $1 million grant to establish the Wal-Mart Emergency Assistance Fund and $500,000 in operating support for UNCF member schools.