Roundy’s to Open in Chicago
Milwaukee Roundy’s Supermarkets announced Tuesday that it plans to open 15 to 25 grocery stores in the Chicago area during the next several years. The stores will be a part of an expansion plan that includes two new locations opening in its home base of Milwaukee.
According to Robert Mariano, chairman and CEO of Roundy’s, “Economically, [Chicago] is a vibrant, growing city. We are focused on the city—all markets and all neighborhoods.”
Mariano added that Roundy’s leaders have toured Chicago several times with city planners to scout sites. The company previously planned two store openings in Chicago—one to open at Monroe and Halsted streets later this year or in early 2009 and the other to open at 1515 N. Halsted.
Roundy’s is a full-service supermarket, with most stores a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft.
Family Dollar names human resources head
MATTHEWS, N.C. Family Dollar Stores today announced that Bryan Venberg has been named to the position of senior vp of human resources. Venberg will report to Howard Levine, chairman of the board and ceo.
Prior to joining Family Dollar, Venberg served as senior vp of operations of customer service and human resources with ShopNBC. He has held similar positions with Target, as well as with Marshall Fields.
Staples to offer free tax return copies
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. Staples announced today that it will be offering its customers free copies of their 2007 tax returns. On April 15, Staples Copy & Print Centers nationwide will provide free copies, up to 20 pages, of 2007 tax returns.
“We have all become so comfortable storing and sending data electronically, that many people are not keeping hard copies of important documents,” said John Burke, senior vp of business services at Staples. “Nothing is easier to access and more reliable than a paper copy of your taxes, which is why Staples is offering free copies of tax returns.”