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Price Chopper names exec to oversee business intelligence

BY CSA STAFF

Schenectady, N.Y. Price Chopper Supermarkets, a division of Golub Corp., named Glen Bradley as director of business intelligence.

Bradley, who was previously the company’s manager of business intelligence, will be the contact for evaluating category management-related solutions. He will also oversee the development and analysis of targeted marketing initiatives, as well as advertising and marketing programs. He will report to Peter Cobuzzi, VP marketing.

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Michaels hosts gift-making events for Father’s Day

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IRVING, Texas Michaels announced that it is offering free gift-making events in honor of Father’s Day.

Events include an event on June 6, sponsored by Klutz, where kids can make thumbprints products, and an event on June 14, sponsored by Tulip, where kids can make personalized t-shirts.

 

“Our Mother’s Day gift events were incredibly popular, and we want to offer inexpensive, creative ways for families to honor dads, too,” said Michaels’ chief marketing officer Stuart Aitken. “A heartfelt, homemade gift from a child is often more meaningful and memorable than any other present a dad can receive.”

 

The Michaels events feed into the growing popularity of homemade gifts. According to a 2009 Michaels customer survey, nearly 79% of respondents said keeping things simple is more rewarding than it was before and 82% said making a gift is more rewarding than buying one.

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Whole Foods announces summer wine promotion

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AUSTIN, Texas Whole Foods released its list of “Top Ten Summer Wines.” The wines, starting under $9 a bottle, will be on display throughout Whole Foods Market wine departments.

The wines include Presto Prosecco, Rudolph Muller “Bunny” Riesling, Biokult Gruner Veltliner, Vinum Cellars Chenin Vio, V-solo Verdejo, Manifesto! Sauvignon Blanc, Bonterra Rose, Escudo Rojo, Pirovano il Rosso di Enzo, Rutherford Hill Merlot, Penfolds Koonunga Hill “76” Shiraz Cabernet and Castello di Gabbiano Chianti.

“Whether you’re hosting a classy dinner party for friends or lounging by the pool with a good book, you can complement any occasion with our Top Ten Summer Wines,” said Geof Ryan, global wine co-buyer for Whole Foods Market. “And you don’t have to pay top-dollar to get premium taste. All of our selections are not only delicious, they’re affordable, too.”

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