MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA

New online shopping mall opens

BY Dan Berthiaume

Attica, Ohio — Affiliate marketer WP Marketing LLC, has opened a new online shopping mall at myextremedeals.com/pine8734. As an affiliate marketing company, WP Marketing does not warehouse or sell products, but instead researches them on the online shoppers’ behalf.

The company’s goal is to save consumers time and money when looking for the best internet deals. Myextremedeals.com/pine8734 showcases products within the following three categories and plans to further expand its site in the upcoming months: electronics, appliances, and arts, crafts & sewing. Each product category has at least 10 subcategories within it, showcasing hundreds of products. Although Myextremedeals.com/pine8734 does not process transactions, all affiliate retailers accept all major credit cards and items purchased can be shipped anywhere within the U.S.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Family Dollar names food exec to VP supply chain

BY Dan Berthiaume

Matthews, N.C. – Family Dollar Stores Inc. has named Brian D. Hancock to the position of senior VP supply chain. Hancock will report to Howard R. Levine, chairman and CEO.

Prior to joining to Family Dollar, Hancock served as president North American division for The Martin–Brower Company L.L.C., a supplier of food and materials to McDonald’s restaurants worldwide, where he was responsible for all strategic and operational functions in North America. Previous to that, he served as VP global supply chain for Whirlpool Inc. Hancock also held various positions with Schneider National, a privately held transportation and logistics company.

“Since we opened our first store in 1959, our focus has been on providing our customers with great value and convenience,” said Levine. “In today’s competitive retail environment, building an efficient, end-to-end supply chain is critical to providing our customers with the compelling values they have come to rely on Family Dollar to deliver. With Brian’s diverse and extensive background in merchandising, logistics and strategic planning, I know his expertise will help our team achieve our current and future growth initiatives.”

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Family Dollar taps new SVP, supply chain

BY CSA STAFF

Family Dollar has named Brian D. Hancock as SVP of supply chain, reporting to chairman and CEO Howard R. Levine.

“Since we opened our first store in 1959, our focus has been on providing our customers with great value and convenience. In today’s competitive retail environment, building an efficient, end-to-end supply chain is critical to providing our customers with the compelling values they have come to rely on Family Dollar to deliver,” said Levine. “With Brian’s diverse and extensive background in merchandising, logistics and strategic planning, I know his expertise will help our team achieve our current and future growth initiatives.”

Hancock previously served as president of the North American division for the Martin–Brower Company, the largest supplier of food and materials to McDonald’s restaurants worldwide, where he was responsible for all strategic and operational functions in North America. Previous to that, he served as VP of global supply chain for Whirlpool. Hancock also held various positions with Schneider National, a privately held transportation and logistics leader. He has a master’s degree in business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Family Dollar currently operates more than 8,100 stores in 46 states.

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