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QVC appoints former Wal-Mart executive as CIO

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West chester, Pa. — QVC announced that Linda Dillman has been appointed CIO, Dillman most recently served as senior VP global IT at HP. Previously, she was executive VP and CIO at Wal-Mart Stores.

"QVC’s 25-year track record of success relies on our ability to deliver a high quality, seamless multi-platform experience to our millions of customers worldwide," said QVC president and CEO, Mike George. "This is no easy accomplishment and requires strong IT leadership that can meet our business’ high demands for technical functionality, scalability and performance. Linda’s background makes her ideally suited to keep QVC at the forefront of innovation and maintain our leadership as the premier global multimedia retailer."

Dillman spent 18 years at Walmart, from 1991 to 2009, during which time she served in areas of increasing responsibility in IT, including executive VP and CIO, and also served as executive VP risk and benefits.

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CEO of Follett Corp. to retire

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River Grove, Ill. — Chuck Follett, president and CEO of Follett Corp., announced his decision to retire after 38 years of service with the company. Follett is the leading operator of college bookstores, and also a major distributor of physical and digital educational materials and services to primary, secondary and university level institutions.

Follett’s board of directors has initiated a search for Follett’s successor. Follett will remain the company’s president and CEO until a successor is identified.

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Food Lion taps Mullen as advertising agency of record

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Salisbury, N.C. — Food Lion announced it has selected Boston-based Mullen as its advertising agency of record. Mullen will be responsible for developing Food Lion’s advertising campaigns and partnering with the company on integrated marketing initiatives in support of the Food Lion brand.

Mullen succeeds Ames Scullen O’Haire as the agency of record. The terms of the contract were not disclosed, and new creative and advertising could take effect as early as first quarter 2012.

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