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RadioShack names senior VP/CIO

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Fort Worth, Texas RadioShack Corp. said Monday it had appointed Sharon Stufflebeme senior VP and CIO. She will report to chairman and CEO Julian Day.

Immediately prior to joining RadioShack, Stufflebeme was the senior VP and CIO for 7-Eleven, a company she joined in 2004.

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Report: Wal-Mart’s Lee Scott promotes retail jobs

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New York City Lee Scott, the former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, said on Friday that he regretted not promoting the importance of retail jobs more while he served at the helm of the retailer, according to a Reuters report.

Speaking at the World Food Business Summit in New York, Scott, who is now chairman of Wal-Mart’s executive committee, said that as he was leaving the CEO post, several people asked him if there was anything he had wanted to fully accomplish before his departure.

“The answer was, of course, one place I would have liked to have done more is helping people understand that Wal-Mart jobs, retail jobs in general, are good jobs,” Scott said. “They pay well and they offer extraordinary opportunities. But the fact is, you just can’t do everything.”

Scott also used his speech at the summit to ask food and retail companies to build a more socially and environmentally responsible supply chain.

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GNC names VP merchandising

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Pittsburgh General Nutrition Centers has appointed Robert M. Kral to serve as senior VP merchandising.

Kral is a 27-year veteran of Walgreens, where he rose from store pharmacist to store manager, district manager and operations VP positions to head, as senior VP purchasing merchandising and marketing initiatives for the company. He left Walgreens in 2007 to become an entrepreneur and consultant.

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