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Industry vets form Burke Gillis Juliano Group to assist retailers

BY Dan Berthiaume

Naples, Fla. – Retail and consumer products industry veterans Vince Burke, Jim Gillis and Rich Juliano have founded of the Burke Gillis Juliano Group, a global consultancy focused on the supermarket, mass retail, convenience, drug and specialty retail trade channels. Burke Gillis Juliano Group offers executive management, market strategy, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, business development, product marketing, trade relations and related services to retailers, suppliers and vendors in the U.S. and globally.

At the core of the new company are partners with senior retail and supply leadership experience. Vince Burke comes from Hallmark Cards and Rich Juliano worked at Supervalu, Genuardis Family Markets and Giant Eagle. Jim Gilli has broad consulting, P/L management, private equity and both public and private board experience.

“The Burke Gillis Juliano Group is drawing on decades of experience, contacts and market understanding to provide our clients with the best advice to meet their short-, medium- and long-term goals. Jim, Rich and I are personally involved with each engagement, virtually guaranteeing success,” said Burke.

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Euclid offers free offline customer analytics

BY Dan Berthiaume

SAN FRANCISCO – Brick-and-mortar customer analytics provider Euclid is introducing Euclid Express, a free analytics solution that provides retailers with insights into customer behavior and store performance. Using existing Wi-Fi, Euclid allows retailers to assess the offline impact of marketing activities, identify trends in store performance, and improve the overall shopping experience.

“Today’s businesses are talking about creating a multi-channel experience and tying the online and offline,” said Euclid CEO Will Smith. “However, a huge data gap still exists in the offline world. Retailers lack even the basic information to understand customer behavior in their stores. They need to go beyond analyzing transactions and basic door counts to create better customer experiences and improve store performance. Euclid Express provides access to these fundamental insights, making it free and easy to do smarter business.”

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Changing of the guard at Schnucks

BY CSA STAFF

Schnuck Markets chairman and CEO Scott Schnuck plans to transfer the latter title in March to his brother, president and COO Todd Schnuck.

Todd Schnuck will become president and CEO of the family-owned supermarket chain in March, while Scott Schnuck will remain chairman and assist in the transition through September. Meanwhile, Craig Schnuck will formally retire from the company and become chairman emeritus. Todd Schnuck originally began working at the company in 1987 as treasurer and served as corporate VP and CFO before becoming president and COO.

"My wife, Julie, and I and my extended family have been planning this for more than a year, and Todd has been preparing for this for several years," Scott Schnuck said. "I have the greatest confidence in his ability to lead our company to even greater success by working through our teammates to provide our customers with the best values and the highest quality goods and services."

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