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Ex-Target marketing head appointed director of non-profit

BY Marianne Wilson

New York City — Robert Thacker, former chief marketing officer at Target, has been appointed executive director for Adopt-A-Classroom, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting teachers and ensuring all children have equal access to quality education.

Thacker joins the group following four decades in marketing and advertising at OfficeMax, Target and Sears and as former President and CEO of BBDO Minneapolis.

Based in Miami, Adopt-A-Classroom will open its second office in Minneapolis at Carmichael Lynch, which has a proud tradition of supporting nonprofits and education. Thacker will lead both of the organization’s offices.

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Family Dollar names VP of food

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Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores has named Trey Johnson to the newly created position of senior VP – food.

Johnson comes to Family Dollar from Sears Holdings where he created a limited assortment food concept for K-Mart. He also led the development of Wal-Mart’s Marketside format as its chief merchandising officer.

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Report: Best Buy reviewing British operations

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New York City — Best Buy Co. is reviewing its 11 stores in the United Kingdom, according to the Sunday Express.

The chain operates the stores in a joint venture with Carphone Warehouse Group Plc. Best Buy is in talks with its shareholders about all possible options for its British stores, the newspaper said.

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