Loblaw names food processing exec to board
Brampton, Canada – Loblaw Companies Ltd. has named Pavi Binning as a director to its board. Binning currently serves as the president of food processing company George Weston Ltd. and has been a director of George Weston Ltd. since 2012.
He joined George Weston Ltd. in 2010 as the CFO after spending a year as a director of Loblaw Companies Ltd. Prior to joining Weston, Binning was at Nortel Networks Corp., where he held the role of CFO and subsequently chief restructuring officer. Prior to that, Binning held CFO positions at both Hanson plc and Marconi Corporation plc, as well as executive positions at Diageo plc.
Ann Inc. receives workplace engagement award
New York – Ann Inc., the parent company of Ann Taylor and Loft, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Gallup Great Workplace Award. This award recognizes organizations around the world for having the most highly engaged work environments.
The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on workplace research and is presented to companies who have achieved excellence for their ability to create an engaged workplace culture. To be considered for this award, Ann Inc. greatly exceeded the requirements established by Gallup and was recognized for their success in key areas including: leadership strategy and philosophy; accountability and performance; and communication and learning platforms.
Belk announces executive promotions
Charlotte, N.C. — Southern department store chain Belk has promoted Jan Clevenger from chair of the company’s Western Division in Birmingham, Alabama, to the position of executive VP and general merchandise manager over Men’s, Home and Kids.
David Luoma has been promoted to succeed Clevenger in the Western Division chair position.
Clevenger launched her retail career with Macy’s in store management, and joined Belk in 2000. Luoma joined Belk in 2011 as senior VP and director of stores for the Belk Southern Division based in Atlanta. Prior to Belk, Luoma was a senior VP and director of stores for Macy’s and May Department Stores.