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Homeland Stores introduces smartphone app

BY Dan Berthiaume

Oklahoma City – Homeland Stores, a regional grocery retailer operating under several banners including Homeland, United, Country Mart, Super Save and Super Plaza, is partnering with mobile payment technology provider DoubleBeam to introduce new iPhone and Android mobile applications that enable customers to pay for purchases via smartphone.

Customers will be able use the free app to locate stores, see weekly specials, create shopping lists, receive exclusive discounts and pay at the checkout directly from their smartphone via a link to their checking account. For now the app will work at select locations with additional stores coming on board soon.

"Homeland Stores is committed to being at the forefront of fulfilling our customers’ needs,” said Darryl Fitzgerald, president and CEO, Homeland Stores. “The mobile app will save our customers time and money each time they use the new Homeland app."

"We are very proud to partner with Homeland and deliver such value to their customers,” said Ted Tekippe, CEO of DoubleBeam. “As more and more people use smartphones in their everyday lives, the opportunity to deliver savings and convenience in the grocery shopping experience has become a reality."

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Sports Authority names Foss CEO

BY Dan Berthiaume

Englewood, Colo. – Michael Foss has been named CEO of The Sports Authority Inc. He replaced outgoing CEO Darrell Webb, who is retiring both as the company’s chief executive and chairman of the board.

Foss, a member of the board of directors of The Sports Authority since 2009, most recently served as executive VP and CFO at Petco Animal Supplies and as CFO of Circuit City Stores before that. He has 30 years of executive experience across a variety of verticals including retail.

Webb is retiring after a 33-year career as a retail executive and will remain in his position as chairman of the board for Jo-Ann Stores.

“Mike is a proven leader in retail who we have worked with for the past six years at Petco,” said Jonathan Sokoloff, managing partner of Leonard Green & Partners, majority shareholder of Sports Authority and shareholder in Petco. “He comes to Sports Authority with an intimate knowledge of the company and its recent activities from his role on the company’s board. He will be an excellent leader for the company going forward as we continue to strengthen the business model and drive innovation across our national footprint of stores.”

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Shop.org names 6 new board members

BY Staff Writer

Washington, D.C. – Shop.org, the digital retail division of the National Retail Federation (NRF), named six new members to its board of directors and also reappointed three existing members. All nine members will serve two-year terms.

New members are Elaine Boltz, senior VP of e-commerce, the TJX companies; Jill Braff, executive VP of digital commerce, HSNi, Ivy Chin, senior VP of e-commerce and omnichannel digital, Belk; Jason Goldberg, VP of commerce strategy, Razorfish; Kasey Lobaugh, principal and chief retail innovation officer, Deloitte Consulting; and Matthew Kaness, chief strategy officer, Urban Outfitters.

Re-elected members are Miki Berardelli, chairman of Shop.org board and CMO, Tory Burch; Scot Wingo, CEO, ChannelAdvisor; and Bernardine Wu, CEO, FitForCommerce.

“The new additions to the Shop.org board bring another level of expertise and professionalism to an already stellar list of digital leaders,” said NRF senior VP and executive director of Shop.org, Vicki Cantrell. “Shop.org is confident that each member of the board will bring value and insight to the issues online retailers face each day, resulting in revolutionary solutions.”

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