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Fresh Market profit edges up in Q1, to open 12-14 stores

BY CSA STAFF

Greensboro, N.C. — The Fresh Market reported Thursday that net income for the quarter ended May 1 rose to $13.5 million, compared with $12.2 million in the year-ago quarter.

Sales increased 10% to $264.5 million and same-store sales increased 4.1%.

During the first quarter, the retailer opened one new store in Peachtree City, Ga., bringing the current store count to 101. Fresh Market said it expects to open 12 to 14 new stores during fiscal 2011.

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Staples Europe announces exec changes

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Framingham, Mass. — Staples Europe announced Thursday that it has appointed Amee Chande to managing director UK retail & direct and Andrew Gabriel to director of technology and services European retail.

Chande will have overall responsibility for Staples retail and delivery businesses in the United Kingdom, a key market for the company. Chande joined Staples in 2009 as senior VP strategy, responsible for developing and driving the company’s growth agenda.

Gabriel will lead the development of technology and services initiatives for Staples retail operations in Europe. He will work with the company’s retail businesses worldwide to advance these growth initiatives. Gabriel currently serves as managing director of UK retail & direct.

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A|X Armani Exchange implements Assess Systems pre-employment solution

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Dallas — Human resources solution firm Assess Systems said Thursday that A|X Armani Exchange has chosen Assess to provide pre-employment testing of all stock and sales associates for both the retailer’s Canadian and U.S. operations.

According to Assess, A|X Armani Exchange chose to implement pre-employment testing to improve candidate fit and to ensure that it sources and hires candidates that are customer-driven and sales-focused. Assess worked with A|X Armani Exchange to identify what success looks like for its retail team, then determined which critical capabilities contribute to that success.

“We are always looking for qualified associates that can provide top-level service to our clients. Working with Assess Systems helps guide us through the process with good pre-employment screen, personality assessments, and sales aptitude assessments,” said David Kosten, executive VP of human resources for A|X Armani Exchange.

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D.Spencer says:
Mar-20-2013 02:03 pm

With all the globalization
With all the globalization and the permission to work abroad for so many nations of people, I can acknowledge the necessity of screening with a higher frequency as well as all the measures embassies take in order to provide all CBC inputs for high employers. So, in order to make it on a job market as a grand career aspirant, you don`t only have to give up on outdated resume advice, but also stay informed upon the latest working legal requirements.

D.Spencer says:
Mar-20-2013 02:03 pm

With all the globalization and the permission to work abroad for so many nations of people, I can acknowledge the necessity of screening with a higher frequency as well as all the measures embassies take in order to provide all CBC inputs for high employers. So, in order to make it on a job market as a grand career aspirant, you don`t only have to give up on outdated resume advice, but also stay informed upon the latest working legal requirements.

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