Safeway ups expansion
New York City — Safeway will combat an aggressive crop of new rivals with an expansion that includes nine stores in the West, of which six will be in the San Francisco Bay area, according to the Oakland Tribune.
The chain plans to open stores in Pleasanton, Castro Valley, El Cerrito, Campbell, Los Gatos and Burlingame. It also is working to obtain city approvals for stores in Pleasant Hill, Emeryville and Berkeley, the report said, and is eyeing a new store in the Oakland hills.
"We are clearly opening more new stores in 2011 than we have opened in any one year over the last four or five years," said Karl Schroeder, president of Safeway’s Northern California Division, in the article.
In recent months, various Safeway rivals, including Fresh & Easy and Sprouts Farmers Market, have disclosed plans for new stores in numerous spots in the Bay Area.
RedPrairie acquires Escalate Retail
Atlanta — RedPrairie Corp., a productivity solutions provider, announced it has finalized the acquisition of Escalate Retail, a provider of all-channel commerce to specialty retailers, direct marketers and big-ticket retailers.
“With this acquisition, RedPrairie will be ideally positioned to manage both supply chain and retail activities, from the time a customer first makes contact with the retailer-no matter the channel, touch point, or device-all the way through to fulfillment,” says RedPrairie CEO Mike Mayoras. “Additionally, we have enhanced our ability to leverage our Workforce and Inventory Management solutions to help retailers optimize inventory and fulfillment processes regardless of where the order is in the supply chain.”
P&G helps Target customers keep their fitness resolutions
CINCINNATI, Ohio — Procter & Gamble and Target have teamed up to offer customers savings on a number of products designed to help them keep those fitness resolutions.
From Feb. 6 through March 16, Target guests can find in-store coupons on specially-marked Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport, Febreze Extreme SPORT Odor Eliminator and C9by Champion, Target’s exclusive active wear line.In addition, Target-exclusive coupons forTide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport and Febreze SPORT Extreme Odor Eliminator will befeatured in newspapers nationwide on Sunday, Feb. 13. Another coupon available atcheck-out with purchase, offers $4 off the combined purchase of C9 clothing and Tide Plus Febreze Freshness Sport. In total, these promotions represent a savings of up to $10.75.