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Price Chopper announces three executive appointments

BY Staff Writer

Schenectady, N.Y. — Price Chopper Supermarkets said it has named Karlin Bohnert as senior VP of information systems/CIO.

Bohnert most recently served as CIO of RGIS in Auburn Hills, Mich. She joins Price Chopper with more 30 years of strategic IT experience gained at such companies as Walmart, Home Depot, ANF, The Limited and MCI.

In other appointments, Scott Evans was named VP of grocery/GM merchandising. He brings to the position 21 years of retail food industry experience with Supervalu/Albertsons, where he held various positions, most recently that of corporate director merchandising for grocery and produce.

Ken Warfield was named director of loss prevention and security. He comes to Price Chopper with several years of loss prevention experience, having worked at Caldor, Home Depot, The Ratner Cos. and, most recently, CVS.

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Former CEO of Collective Boards nominated to Office Depot board

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Boca Raton, Fla. — Office Depot announced that Michael J. Massey, previously CEO and president of Collective Brands, has been nominated to join the board. He fills the vacancy created by current director Brenda Gaines, has decided not to stand for reelection at this year’s annual meeting of stockholders.

“We are very pleased to announce that Michael Massey has agreed to serve on the Office Depot Board and stand for election at the upcoming annual meeting,” said Neil Austrian, chairman and CEO of Office Depot. “Michael is a highly qualified industry veteran who brings over 23 years of significant retail experience to our board, having served in numerous

The company also announced that it filed its preliminary proxy statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, July 5, 2013.

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Pep Boys, Tampa, Fla.

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It’s not your father’s Pep Boys…not by a long shot. The auto parts and service retailer is testing a new store concept, in Tampa, Fla., designed to extend its appeal beyond its core DIY-car enthusiasts audience to “do-it-for-me” drivers, which include many female customers.

The updated environment, by EWI Worldwide, Detroit, plays to the 92-year-old brand’s rich heritage. It has a handsome, modern look, with clean lines, impactful signage and good sightlines. The overall feel is warm and inviting — and adds up to a welcoming brand experience for both traditional and new customers alike.


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