Family Dollar to eliminate 100 plus jobs
Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar will cut more than 100 jobs as part of a companywide restructuring. The cuts will occur in all divisions of the company, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.
In a memo to employees, the company said the cuts will allow Family Dollar to make decisions more quickly and move faster to achieve its goals, according to the report.
The retailer is slated to open 300 stores in fiscal 2011, which began in September. It will renovate as many as 800 stores.
JLL executive joins Corporate Solutions practice
Chicago — Jones Lang LaSalle said Friday that Cedric Thurman has joined the firm’s Corporate Retail Solutions practice. As senior VP, Thurman will focus on enhancing the firm’s ability to deliver profit-enhancing strategies to meet the retail industry’s growing demand for strategic outsourced real estate services.
Thurman is based out of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Chicago office, reporting to Lew Kornberg, managing director, Corporate Retail Solutions.
Joining Jones Lang LaSalle in 2000, Thurman most recently served as the firm’s chief diversity officer, advancing diversity and inclusion within the firm in the United States and Canada.
The CRS team provides an end-to-end suite of services, from strategic and market planning, site acquisition, project and asset management.
Walmart rolls out ‘Pick Up Today’ program nationally
Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores announced Thursday that it will launch a national rollout of its “Pick Up Today” program later in March, expanding its multichannel offerings to allow shoppers to purchase items online and receive free same-day pickup at a local Walmart store.
“Walmart is uniquely positioned to combine the power of e-commerce with our national retail footprint to offer a leading, multichannel experience that delivers the best savings and convenience to our customers,” said Steve Nave, senior VP and general manager of Walmart.com.
According to Walmart, the service is expected to be available in nearly 3,600 stores by June.