H-E-B in pilot solar program
New York City In a pilot program, H-E-B is installing solar panels on the roof of one of its stores in Austin, Texas. If successful, the initiative could be expanded to other stores, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
The project, which calls for a 2,500-sq.-ft. solar array on the building’s roof, is due to be completed in July. The panels will produce about 31,000 kWh of renewable energy annually, according to the report.
As part of the project, H-E-B is participating in the solar rebate program offered through Austin Energy. The rebate amount is 80% of the invoiced cost or a maximum of $100,000, whichever is less.
Barnes & Noble names EVP shopping for online platforms
NEW YORK Barnes & Noble has named Jamie Iannone EVP shopping for Barnes & Noble.com (http://www.bn.com) & Barnes & Noble Digital. Iannone will be responsible for meeting the buying needs, and shaping the shopping decisions, of visitors to Barnes & Noble.com.
Iannone joins Barnes & Noble from Ebay, where he held roles of increasing responsibility and most recently was the company’s VP global search, the largest single investment area at Ebay.
“We’re excited to have Jamie join the team,” said William Lynch, president of Barnes & Noble.com. “Jamie is a talented executive who brings a wealth of Internet and digital technology experience to Barnes & Noble. Customers consistently rate Barnes & Noble as the nation’s number one bookselling brand, and Barnes & Noble.com as a top place to shop online. I’m confident Jamie will drive further enhancements to our customers’ experience, and help deliver innovative new products and services as we grow the business.”
TJX settles with Attorneys General over computer intrusions
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. The TJX Companies announced that it has settled with a multi-state group of 41 Attorneys General, resolving the States’ investigations relating to the criminal intrusion(s) into TJX’s computer system announced by TJX more than two years ago. The cost for this settlement is already reflected in the reserve that TJX established in 2007.
Jeffrey Naylor, chief financial and administrative officer of The TJX Companies, stated, “This settlement furthers our goal of enhancing consumer protection, which has been central to TJX. Under this settlement, TJX and the Attorneys General have agreed to take leadership roles in exploring new technologies and approaches to solving the systemic problems in the U.S. payment card industry that continue to plague businesses and institutions and that make consumers in the United States worldwide targets for increasing cyber crime.”
Under the settlement, TJX has agreed to: