RadioShack Names Exec VP
Fort Worth, Texas RadioShack has appointed Peter Whitsett to serve as executive VP, GMM.
Whitsett will be responsible for the development and implementation of all merchandising strategies. In this role he will lead the merchandising, product development and allocation functions.
Most recently Whitsett served as senior VP, chief merchant (Kmart retail) at Sears Holdings Corp.
Publix Plans Clinic for Job Injuries
Lakeland, Fla., Publix Super Markets wants to build a 1,400-sq.-ft. clinic near its manufacturing facilities to treat minor injuries that occur in the company’s local distribution center and plants, according to a report in local Florida publication The Ledger.
Officials are still in the permitting process, but the report said the clinic is expected to open in the first quarter of 2008.
It will deal exclusively in “less severe” injuries such as sprains and cuts, and will be operated by an outside vendor, the report said.
It will be the company’s second clinic; Publix opened the first in Deerfield Beach two years ago.
Former Borders President Joins PacSun Board
Anaheim, Calif., Pacific Sunwear of California announced that former Borders Group president and vice chairman George Mrkonic has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Mrkonic served as president of Borders from December 1994 until January 1997, as vice chairman from 1994 to January 2002, and as a director from 1994 to 2004.