Jacques Levy named Guess global advisor
Los Angeles – Guess announced Tuesday that ex-Sephora chief Jacques Levy has joined Guess as founder’s advisor.
In this role, Levy will collaborate with Guess CEO Paul Marciano to develop key marketing and customer relationship management strategies worldwide.
Levy stepped down last week from his position as CEO and president of Sephora Worldwide.
Two die at Costco warehouse in Japan
Tamasakai, Japan — Costco Wholesale said Tuesday that two people died when a parking garage collapsed at its warehouse in Tamasakai during the earthquake, according to a report by the Seattle Times.
The store sustained significant damage and will remain closed for several months for inspections and repairs, said Costco.
The people who died were not Costco employees, who have all been accounted for and are safe, according to the report. The retailer’s other eight warehouses and a quick-turnaround distribution facility in Japan have been inspected and reopened.
15 Bloom locations to convert to Food Lion
Salisbury, N.C. — Delhaize America said Monday it plans to convert all of its Bloom stores in North and South Carolina to the Food Lion banner, with the exception of one Bloom store in Mauldin, S.C., that will close.
According to a report by Supermarket News, the 15 Bloom locations in the Charlotte and Greenville, S.C., markets will be converted "as quickly as possible."
The company said it plans to continue expansion of the Bloom banner in the southeastern Virginia and Washington, D.C., areas, and that "efforts are underway to further strengthen the brand and poise it for continued success in these markets."