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idX to acquire Impressions Marketing Group

BY Marianne Wilson

St. Louis — idX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of consumer environments, has signed an agreement to acquire Impressions Marketing Group, Lorton, Va., a graphics, custom fixture and décor business.

Impressions founder, president and CEO Rick Gerber and MIS director Terry Phillips will assume key management roles with the new division, with specifics still to be determined. Dave Mueller, executive VP and general manager of idX Dayton, will also assume a management role in the division, in addition to his current responsibilities.

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Target opens 24 stores in Western Canada in May

BY Marianne Wilson

Mississauga, Ontario — Target announced the soft opening dates for 24 locations in Western Canada, with 22 stores opening on May 7 and two opening on May 14.

The openings, which include stores in British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba, follow the opening of 24 stores across Ontario. As previously announced, Target plans to open 124 stores across Canada throughout 2013.

"Target is thrilled to be opening stores in Western Canada, providing a one-stop shopping destination that meets the wants and needs of our guests," said Tony Fisher, president, Target Canada. "It was exciting to see the response to our Ontario store openings, which have produced valuable insights that along with our soft openings in Western Canada will help us to continue to deliver on Target’s “Expect More. Pay Less.” brand promise for guests across Canada."

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L.Jandayan says:
May-11-2013 01:49 am

Opening for a lot of branches
Opening for a lot of branches is a good option. However, you also need to make sure that the place will really be a great boom. - Brenda Lee Reed

L.Jandayan says:
May-11-2013 01:49 am

Opening for a lot of branches is a good option. However, you also need to make sure that the place will really be a great boom. - Brenda Lee Reed

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Former Nielsen exec joins Crossmark

BY CSA STAFF

Plano, Texas — Crossmark, a leading sales and marketing services company, has appointed Jim Rose as president of marketing services.

The company sees the addition of Rose to its leadership team as a significant step toward bolstering its strong position and expertise in marketing services.

“We are excited to have Jim join our team to lead the further development and integration of marketing services that deliver value and growth for our clients,” said CEO Joe Crafton.

Crossmark drives profitable brand growth for clients through its portfolio of marketing services that include in-store events, experiential marketing, shopper marketing, consumer engagement and field intelligence. Rose will oversee these services and is charged with expanding capabilities to benefit the company’s business partners.

Rose has deep experience in creating strategies and ROI-driven solutions that drive brand activation and consumer engagement. This includes specialized expertise in the areas of data analytics, insights, shopper engagement and experiential marketing, as well as digital and social media.

Prior to joining Crossmark, Rose was chairman and CEO of Mosaic Sales Solutions based in Irving, Texas, where he significantly grew the business by implementing value-added solutions for clients. He also held leadership positions at the Nielsen Company both in the U.S. and Europe, and MPG (Media Planning Group, part of Havas Worldwide — a global advertising and communications company). In addition, Rose led QXLricardo, a large publically traded e-commerce and digital company headquartered in London. He began his career as a consultant at Deloitte based in Chicago and received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

“Jim is the right person to lead the continued expansion and effectiveness of marketing services at Crossmark,” added Crafton. “He brings an exceptional track record of client success stories and a wealth of practical knowledge, as well as strong leadership and an innovative vision for the future, for us and our clients.”

Crossmark specializes in the areas of headquarter sales, retail merchandising, retailer solutions, in-store events, experiential marketing, shopper marketing, consumer engagement, in-store data collection and field intelligence, retail analytics and retail technology solutions. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company counts with more than 34,000 employees worldwide and has 47 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

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