Roundy’s Supermarkets selects Grandville Printing for digital in-store signs
Grand Rapids, Mich. — Roundy’s Supermarkets has signed a contract with Grandville Printing Co. (GPC) to digitally print in-store shelf tags and price signs every week.
Roundy’s has fully deployed the GPC Nexgen program where shelf edge tags and price signs are delivered bursted and boxed in planogram order by aisle for each individual store.
"GPC’s ability to deliver pre-burst and sorted tags has increased the efficiency of store-level pricing execution, which allows us to place more focus on serving our customers," said Jason Benish, VP of pricing and strategic initiatives for Roundy’s, which operates 155 grocery stores and 92 pharmacies under the Pick ‘n Save, Copps, Rainbow, Metro Market and Mariano’s Fresh Market banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.
Roundy’s tags are now centrally printed using HP Indigo digital presses, cut and packaged in planogram order, boxed and delivered every week for delivery to the stores. Roundy’s pricing and marketing departments now have the ability to make changes faster and benefit from relevant messaging to consumers at the shelf.
Pantry operations chief resigns
Cary, N.C. — The Pantry said Tuesday that its senior VP operations Brad Williams has decided to leave the company after 13 years.
The c-store operator said it has launched a search for a replacement. In the interim, operations personnel will report to Terry Marks, president and CEO.
Wal-Mart names top China execs following resignations
Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores said Friday it has replaced two of its top executives in China who resigned earlier this month.
Mario-José Medina will serve as the head of Wal-Mart financial operations in China. He previously worked as the CFO of Wal-Mart Chile, and was hired in 2007 to be the CFO of Wal-Mart Puerto Rico.
The company also said that Del Sloneker, a former senior VP, will become COO in China.
The appointments come after previous China CFO Roland Lawrence, along with COO Rob Cissell, resigned in mid-May, according to a Wall Street Journal online report.