Read All About It: Store Management
New York City, According to consulting firm MOHR Access of Ridgewood, N.J., too many district managers play cop, instead of being a coach during their store visits. It’s a classic mistake, but it doesn’t have to happen.
In an article “Too Many Retail District Managers Play Cop,” MOHR president Michael Patrick describes several common mistakes made by district managers during store visits. For the full article, click on the “Guest Commentaries” tab at the top of the page.
SuperValu Opens First Organic Foods Store
Minneapolis, SuperValu cut the ribbon on its first Sunflower Market store, the food wholesaler’s new organic-foods concept. The Indianapolis location occupies 12,000 sq. ft. and stocks between 8,000 and 12,000 SKUs. SuperValu plans to have 50 Sunflower Supermarket locations within five years.
Saks Names HR Head
Birmingham, Ala., Saks, Inc. named Charles G. Tharp executive VP of human resources. He will oversee human resources for the entire company from Saks’ New York City office. Tharp was most recently a professor of human resources at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations.