Guess names president of North America
Los Angeles — Guess announced Monday that it has appointed Nancy Shachtman as its president of North America, reporting to Paul Marciano, CEO and vice chairman.
Shactman was previously president of Guess Inc. Wholesale. In her new position, she will oversee the North American retail operations for Guess and Guess by Marciano, as well as Guess Wholesale, including Mexico.
Robert P. Ingle, founder of Ingles Markets, dies at age 77
Asheville, N.C. — Ingles Markets announced Monday that its founder and CEO Robert P. Ingle died on Sunday at age 77.
Ingle founded the company in 1965 and served as chairman of the board from 1965 until May 2004 and thereafter has served as a director. He has served as CEO since 1965, and president from 1965 until 1982.
His son Robert P. Ingle II has been named his successor.
Family Dollar in arrangement with Marketing Management
Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar Stores launched its strategic alignment with Marketing Management, Inc. (MMI) in front of more than 100 key suppliers at the company’s Private Brand Summit Thursday in Charlotte, N.C. Through this exclusive on-site alignment, MMI will assist Family Dollar with private brand sourcing, product development, category analytics, assortment strategy, quality assurance and customer insights.
"Enhancing our private brand assortment to drive margin improvement and customer loyalty is a key strategic initiative for Family Dollar," said Don Hamblen, Family Dollar senior VP — customer marketing. "A compelling assortment of private brand merchandise gives our value-conscious customer more choices at lower prices without lower standards. Our alignment with MMI will help ensure our assortment is focused on quality and value across all our consumables departments."