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Pier 1 Imports to open at Sequoia Station

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Redwood City, Calif. — Jacksonville, Fla.-based Regency Centers said it has leased retail space to Pier 1 Imports at Sequoia Station, located in Redwood, Calif., bringing the shopping center to 100% leased.

Pier 1 leased 11,898 sq. Ft. and is slated to open in February 2012.

The 102,848-sq.-ft. shopping center is anchored by Safeway alongside national retailers such as Old Navy, CVS/pharmacy, Barnes & Noble Booksellers and Johnny Rockets.

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Zale names new CIO

BY CSA STAFF

DALLAS — Zale Corp. announced that Brad Furry has been named SVP, CIO. Furry will have responsibility for all information technology strategy and operations functions throughout the company. He will report to Matt Appel, chief administrative officer and CFO.

“We are pleased to welcome Brad to the Zale team. Brad has a demonstrated track record of leveraging information technology in a retail environment,” said Matt Appel. “I am confident he will elevate the impact of technology on our efforts to return the company to profitability.”

Furry brings over 28 years of information technology and applications development experience to the team. Prior to joining Zale Corp., Brad spent 21 years at The Neiman Marcus Group, most recently as VP enterprise services with responsibility for applications development and maintenance, vendor management, project portfolio management, strategy and innovation, and helped direct ecommerce strategy. Prior to that, he managed applications development at Pier 1 Imports. Furry holds both an M.A. and B.S. degree from Texas A&M University.

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Stater Bros. revs up car show sponsorship

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — Stater Bros. Supermarkets, which operates 167 stores in Southern California, announced that it will be thetitle sponsor of the largest car show on the West Coast as well as the largest Supermarket Chain sponsored event in America.

The Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous will be held from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Sunday, Sept. 18 along the historic streets of downtown San Bernardino. This is the 15th straight year that Stater Bros. has been the title sponsor.

The 22nd Annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous is expected to draw a record breaking attendance of over 500,000 car enthusiasts, and there will be 1,700 registered participants showcasing their classic cars, hot rods and custom vehicles, generating $44 million dollars for the local economy, according to the company.

"During our 75th Anniversary Celebration Year, Stater Bros. is especially proud to once again support the annual Stater Bros. Route 66 Rendezvous," stated Jack Brown, chairman of the board and CEO of Stater Bros. Supermarkets. "We are happy to give back to the many car enthusiasts in the communities we serve by sponsoring this free nostalgic weekend for the entire family to enjoy."

Stater Bros. is also sponsoring a celebrity autograph session featuring National Hockey League Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille and professional racing and stunt driver Tanner Foust. For a schedule of events and full list of activities please visit: http://route-66.org.

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