FINANCE

Safeway names former Starbucks finance chief as CFO

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Pleasanton, Calif. — Safeway Inc. announced Monday that it has named Peter J. Bocian as EVP and CFO, effective Feb. 19.

Bocian, who will report to Safeway president Robert Edwards, spent a year with Starbucks as the coffee purveyor’s CFO and chief administrative officer. Most recently, he was head of real estate finance for JP Morgan Chase.

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Vitamin Shoppe cleared for Super Supplements takeover

BY Katherine Boccaccio

North Bergen, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe said Monday it was notified by the FTC that it has been cleared to acquire Super Supplements, with a targeted closing date of Feb. 15.

In December, the vitamin retailer had announced it would purchase the assets of Super Supplements, a specialty retailer of vitamin, mineral and supplements, for $50 million.

Super Supplements operates 31 stores in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, and expands Vitamin Shoppe’s presence in the Pacific Northwest where it currently operates 17 stores.

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Jones Group names merchandising exec for Nine West brand

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — The Jones Group Inc. said Monday it has appointed Joseph Stafiniak to the newly created position of SVP merchandising of Nine West, effective immediately.

Stafiniak will operate as the lead merchant for Nine West, overseeing merchandising strategies and the execution of product to meet the expanding needs of the brand’s global business.

Stafiniak comes to Jones Group from Coach, where he most recently served as SVP licensed categories.

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