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OfficeMax debuts smaller-store prototype targeting small businesses

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Naperville, Ill. — OfficeMax Inc. announced Monday the unveiling of a new format, OfficeMax Business Solutions Center, in downtown Milwaukee. The 5,000-sq.-ft. store is designed to serve small businesses with services, solutions and products to help local entrepreneurs grow their companies.

Located in The Shops of Grand Avenue, the new format replaces the previous OfficeMax store.

"With the launch of our new store, we are pleased to introduce a relationship-based retail service center focused on partnering with businesses to help them grow," said Ravi Saligram, president and CEO, OfficeMax.

Some of the services offered at the new concept include web hosting, customized web sites and cloud storage, as well as computer network setup, software installation and repair. OfficeMax offers business meeting space in the store and free Wi-Fi that allows customers to plug in and work. Employees even can help customers set up their websites.

The store also provides business card and sign printing, furniture and space planning, packaging and FedEx shipping, and document shredding. Products for sale include convertible laptops, smartphones, printers and shredders.

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Ahold names new CIO

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Carlisle, Pa. — Ahold USA announced Friday it has appointed Paul Scorza as chief information officer for the company, effective April 1.

Scorza, a 30-year veteran of IBM, will oversee Ahold USA information management functions, with a focus on systems and business processes to improve efficiency, effectiveness, controls and operations.

The U.S. subsidiary of Netherlands-based Royal Ahold, operates the Stop & Shop, Giant-Carlisle and Giant-Landover supermarket banners and the Peapod online grocery service.

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Mar-30-2013 01:29 am

Sometimes, it really needs a good leader for the business to be successful. I think it really has something to do with the word of mouth. - Rich Von

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Mar-30-2013 01:29 am

Sometimes, it really needs a good leader for the business to be successful. I think it really has something to do with the word of mouth. - Rich Von

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Sears Hometown names former RadioShack chief to board

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores said Thursday it has elected James F. Gooch to its board of directors and as chair of the audit committee.

Gooch had served as president and CEO, as well as CFO, of RadioShack Corp.

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Mar-30-2013 01:31 am

Being a director needs a lot of experience. He or she be able to start and know what is the work from the latest position up to the top. - Steven Wyer

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Mar-30-2013 01:31 am

Being a director needs a lot of experience. He or she be able to start and know what is the work from the latest position up to the top. - Steven Wyer

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