SUPPLY CHAIN

Peapod and Giant Food Stores open new fulfillment center

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New York — Online food retailer Peapod and Giant Food Stores have opened a new fulfillment center in Coopersburg, Pa.

"Peapod by Giant has seen exciting growth in the Philadelphia area and we are delighted to partner with our sister grocer, Peapod, to expand service to additional ZIP codes in the Giant trade area," said Rick Herring, president. "As always, we will strive to provide a wide selection of well-priced, top quality, fresh products with the ease of online shopping and home delivery."

Residents and businesses in more than 25 ZIP codes, including Doylestown, Quakertown and Coopersburg, will be able to shop for fresh fruits and vegetable, seafood, meat and dairy as well as bestselling national brands and Giant private-label products online at peapod.com. They’ll also earn Giant Gas Extra Rewards and A+ School Rewards for their online purchases.

Shoppers can use Peapod’s mobile app to shop from their laptop, tablet or smartphone. They can also create personal lists, read nutrition information online and sort products rapidly by price or by nutrition criteria. Giant BonusCard users can jumpstart their first shop online from a list of items they have bought at their local Giant simply by entering their card number online. Groceries can be delivered as soon as the next day after the order is placed.

"We have delivered more than 26 million orders since we started in 1989," Andrew Parkinson, president of Peapod, said, "and we look forward to delivering many more in the years to come."

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STORE SPACES

Ferrandino hires VP program management

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Farmingdale, N.Y. — Ferrandino & Son, which provides snow removal, landscaping, exterior maintenance; facility service and maintenance; general contracting and HVAC services, announced it has hired Dave Magill as VP of program management.

Magill brings over 28 years of facility services experience in both snow removal and landscaping.

“Professionally, this was an unparalleled opportunity to join, and play an integral role within an organization that has a tremendous vision of the retail facilities maintenance industry and a passion to service their clients at the highest levels,” said Magill.

Magill’s priorities will be to focus on service program development, engaging clients in workshops and strategy sessions along with maximizing one-on-one customer meetings to support their “Best in Class” vision.

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FINANCE

New PCI Data Security Standards take effect Jan.1, 2014

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New York — Version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) has been published and will become effective on January 1, 2014.

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published version 3.0 to its website, but version 2.0 will remain active until Dec. 31 to ensure adequate time for organization to make the transition.

The standards are updated every three years based on feedback form the Council’s global members per the PCI DSS and PA-DSS development lifecycle as well as in response to market needs. Version 3.0 will help organizations make payment security part of their business-as-usual activities by introducing more flexibility, and an increased focus on education, awareness and security as a shared responsibility.

Overall, the updates include specific recommendations for making PCI DSS part of everyday business processes and best practices for maintaining ongoing PCI DSS compliance; guidance from the Navigating PCI DSS Guide built into the standard; and enhanced testing procedures to clarify the level of validation expected for each requirement.

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