Havertys selects chairman emeritus, announces exec promotions
Atlanta Haverty Furniture Co. announced that L. Phillip “Phil” Humann was elected non-executive chairman succeeding Clarence “Clancy” H. Ridley. Ridley was elected chairman emeritus after serving on the board since 1979 and as chairman since 2001.
Humann has served on Havertys’ board since 1992 and as a member of the executive committee since 1995. Prior to his election as chairman, he was as a member of the compensation committee and has previously served on the audit committee.
The board also announced the promotions of Allan DeNiro, Jenny Parker, Janet Taylor and Randall Davis.
Allan J. DeNiro was promoted to senior VP chief people officer. DeNiro joined the company in 2004 as VP human resources and was named chief people officer in 2005.
Jenny H. Parker was promoted to senior VP finance, secretary and treasurer. Parker was a senior manager for KPMG with over 12 years of experience when she joined Havertys in 1994. She has served as a financial officer since 1994 and was promoted to VP finance in 1996.
Janet E. Taylor was promoted to senior VP general counsel. Taylor served as a partner from 2000 to 2005 in the corporate department at the Atlanta office of King & Spalding.
Randall “Randy” A. Davis was promoted to VP corporate controller. He joined Havertys as assistant controller in 2006 and was promoted to corporate controller in 2008.
Six outstanding specialty food retailers
Bi-Rite Market, a San Francisco landmark since 1940, has been named as one of the Outstanding Specialty Food Retailers of 2010 by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade. The other winners include: Hubbell & Hudson Market & Bistro, The Woodlands, Texas; Marion Street Cheese Market, Oak Park, Ill.; Roche Bros., Wellesley Hills, Mass.; Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods, Houston; and The Sandy Butler, Fort Myers, Fla.
Here’s a brief look at the winners:
Bi-Rite: Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, Bi-Rite has transformed itself in recent years into a premier market renowned for its restaurant-quality prepared foods, an emphasis on local products (including produce from the owner’s farms) and its rooftop beehives and herb garden.
Hubbell & Hudson Market & Bistro: Opened in 2008, Hubbell & Hudson is designed as a place for the community to shop, eat, and learn to cook under one roof.
Marion Street Cheese Market: A focus on artisan cheese, meat and charcuterie, plus specialty foods, wine and beer that pair well with cheese, and a major expansion, have turned the one-time corner store into one of the Chicagoland area’s most popular shopping destinations.
Roche Bros.: Two generations of the Roche family have nurtured this 18-store Massachusetts-based supermarket chain into a retail success story thanks to their commitment to community service, a wide variety of products and a focus on fresh food.
Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods: Owned and operated by the same Houston family since 1962, the 72-unit Spec’s is known for its extensive selection of wines, spirits, beers, liqueurs, cigars and, in its larger stores, fine gourmet foods. The honored Houston location is a flagship, and features 21,000 specialty foods and a wine and liquor section with more than 10,000 wines and a 35-door beer cooler.
The Sandy Butler: From its produce stand beginnings, The Sandy Butler has grown into a full-service specialty food market and 150-seat restaurant. The company also has its own line of specialty food products.
Report: Macy’s to launch exclusive line from Hugo Boss
Macy’s is planning to add a line from Hugo Boss to its collection of exclusive, designer clothing, The New York Post reported.
According to The Post, the new line will likely include suits, sportswear and accessories for both men and women at lower price points than what is traditionally sold under the Hugo Boss label. The line is expected to launch in the fall of 2011.
Siting sources close to Hugo Boss, The Post reported that the deal with Macy’s is part of Hugo Boss’ five-year plan to double the size of its U.S. business.