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Sam’s Club opening two new stores on Jan. 23

BY Dan Berthiaume

Bentonville, Ark. – Sam’s Club plans to open new stores on Thursday, Jan. 23, with a location in Warwick, R.I., and one will open in Mooresville, N.C.

Both stores will measure approximately 136,000 sq. ft. and feature a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, and a café. A pharmacy and a hearing aid center are open to both members and the general public. The Mooresville store also offers the Click N Pull personal shopping service, as well as a fuel station.

Sam’s Club has hired 140 new associates to staff the new Warwick store and 160 to staff the new Mooresville store.

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Changes in Campbell’s global supply chain team

BY CSA STAFF

Campbell Soup Company has named Dave Biegger as SVP of global supply chain, with responsibility for engineering, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, customer service, quality and facilities. The appointment is effective April 1.

Biegger succeeds David White, who will retire from the company after 10 years of service, the company said.

Biegger joined Campbell in 2005 as VP of strategic planning and global supply chain. In 2007, he was promoted to VP, North America supply chain. In his new role, Biegger will still remain responsible for the Campbell North America supply chain.

“Dave will play a critical role in our key strategies by creating a demand-driven supply chain, delivering consumer-focused innovation and operations excellence while driving cost and margin management,” said president and CEO Denise Morrison. “Dave is a strategic leader with deep expertise in supply chain management, coupled with broad experience in managing and operating plants. He is the right leader for this role as we strengthen our core business and expand into higher growth spaces to reshape Campbell for the future.”

Before joining Campbell in 2005, Biegger spent nearly 24 years with Procter & Gamble in various positions of increasing seniority. During his tenure, Biegger held multiple supply chain roles in the U.S. and internationally, supporting P&G’s fabric and home care and family care businesses. Biegger earned his bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University.

According to the company, under White’s leadership, its global supply chain improved its performance in almost all key supply chain metrics. He has been a major contributor to the expansion and renovation of Campbell’s world headquarters in Camden, N.J., overseeing the construction of the 80,000-sq.-ft. LEED-certified Campbell Employee Center. The company added that White and his team have reduced lost time injuries at Campbell by more than 80%. White has also been an important cultural leader, serving as an active executive sponsor of the Asian Network of Campbell since its inception in 2005.

“David has been an invaluable member of the Campbell leadership team and has made significant improvements to our global supply chain function during his tenure. I want to thank David and wish him and his family all the best in his retirement,” added Morrison.

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TBC selects Revionics pricing tools

BY Dan Berthiaume

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – Tire retailer TBC Corporation has entered into a three-year agreement for the Revionics Price Optimization and Revionics Promotion Optimization solutions. TBC seeks to improve value-based pricing strategies and promotional offers that appeal to localized markets while driving increased sales and margins in the automotive aftermarket industry.

Specific activities TBC will use Revionics technology for include executing competitive positions and desired price image, aligning price strategy with category and financial objectives, executing promotions, and measuring pricing and promotion effectiveness.

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