Latin American restaurant opens at Texas Wal-Mart
DALLAS and BENTONVILLE, Ark. In an effort to reach Hispanic consumers, Wal-Mart has added the Latin American, Pollo Campero restaurant to its Supercenter in Rowlett, Texas and the company is looking to open in more than 20 Wal-Mart locations by the end of 2009, according to reports.
Campero USA, the U.S. division of Pollo Campero, first announced its agreement with Wal-Mart in November 2007.
“We are extremely excited about the relationship between Campero and Wal-Mart,” said Roberto Denegri, president and coo, Campero USA. “People love our chicken once they taste it. The relationship with Wal-Mart gives us an unprecedented opportunity for a wide variety of people to indulge in our distinctive menu.”
Bloomingdale’s to shift direct-to-consumer focus online
NEW YORK Bloomingdale’s is shifting the focus of its direct-to-consumer business to its stronger performing bloomingdales.com Web site, where sales growth has far outpaced he Bloomingdale’s By Mail catalog in recent years. As such, the company said it will discontinue its By Mail catalog by 2009.
“Bloomingdale’s is focused on growing its online business, increasing profitability and reflecting a seamless brand and merchandise selection, whether it be in-store or online,” commented Michael Gould, Bloomingdale’s chairman and ceo.”
Tuesday Morning names new director to board
DALLAS Tuesday Morning announced the appointment of Starlette Johnson to its board of directors.
Johnson is currently president, coo, and director of Dave and Busters and has served in that capacity since April 2007.
“We are pleased to welcome Starlette to the Tuesday Morning board of directors,” said Bruce Quinnell, chairman of the board. “We believe her extensive experience will make her a valuable addition to the board and an asset to the company.”