Giant-Carlisle launches mobile app
Carlisle, Pa. — Giant Food Stores, based in Carlisle, Pa., announced the launch of a mobile app for iPhone and Android devices that it said syncs with a customer’s BonusCard, provides access to an online account and allows customers to check point totals for Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards and view personalized savings offers.
"More customers are relying on the convenience that technology can offer, and we are committed to bringing that innovation to our customers and to our stores," Giant president Rick Herring said. "The launch of a mobile app is a natural extension to the suite of technologies we currently offer in store."
OfficeMax names new head of contract business
Naperville, Ill. — OfficeMax has named new leadership at its contract division. The company announced that, effective April 2, John Kenning will serve as executive VP and president and will report directly to Ravi Saligram, president and CEO of OfficeMax.
"John’s extensive knowledge of managing business-to-business enterprises will add significant value to OfficeMax. We are eager to leverage John’s general management skills and his proven track record of leading sales teams to drive profitable growth as we focus on building momentum in our Contract business," said Saligram.
Most recently, Kenning was president, North America Commercial for ADT Security Services where he was responsible for the complete North American P&L including $2 billion in revenue and 10,000 employees. In that role, he had direct responsibility for all aspects of the business, including sales, applications, operations, IT, human resaources, legal and North American monitoring facilities. Prior to that, he was senior VP global strategic sales and global partners for Nortel Networks Inc. where he championed Nortel’s transition from a product-focused company to a solutions company.
"The OfficeMax contract team is on an exciting trajectory with the addition of a targeted small and medium business sales force," said Kenning. "It is a great time to join the OfficeMax team and I look forward to enhancing the value proposition for our enterprise customers and driving profitable, sustainable growth in the business."
GRB Holdings launches two new retail websites
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