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LAN Partners named licensor for popular HGTV host

BY CSA STAFF

CHICAGO Popular HGTV host Michael Payne has named LAN Partners, a full-service agency specializing in consumer product brands, as exclusive licensing representative.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Michael, who is one of the country’s most recognized and respected interior designers,” said Lisa Marie Davis, LAN Partners president. “We’ll continue to build on and leverage the high visibility and credibility he’s achieved through his television and other media appearances, his best-selling book, and his frequent presentations at conferences and other events.”

Payne, original host of the long-running HGTV program “Designing for the Sexes,” is a Los Angeles-based interior designer, furniture designer, author, and speaker who has worked with corporations including Benjamin Moore, Exciting Windows!, Macy’s, Merrill Lynch, The Chicago Furniture Mart, The Powell Company and Wickes Furniture.

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Joe’s Sports taps ex-Bass Pro pres. as ceo

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WILSONVILLE, Ore. Hal Smith, former president of Bass Pro Shops, has been named president and ceo of Joe’s Sports & Outdoor, a Northwest sporting goods retailer.

Smith most recently served as evp pf Pep Boys. In addition to serving as president of Bass Pro Shops, he has served as president/ceo of several other leading companies, Joe’s Sports & Outdoor reported.

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Wakefern to use IBM POS systems

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ARMONK, N.Y. Wakefern is working with IBM to deploy advanced IBM point-of-sale systems, software and infrared touch displays at ShopRite stores, the companies announced Friday.

Wakefern will install IBM’s SurePOS Application Client/Server Environment, an application that optimizes customer service and improves reliability at the point-of-sale system, the companies reported. Wakefern will also use IBM’s Store Integrator on the IBM 4690 operating system.

ShopRite stores also will be upgraded with IBM SurePOS 700 POS terminals and servers and IBM SurePoint 4820 Touch displays at all check-out lanes.

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