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Scott Naturals names winner of four-week test drive promotion

BY CSA STAFF

DALLAS — Scott Naturals has announced the winner of its nationwide promotion, which asked consumers to to pledge to try the Scott Naturals line of hybrid paper products for four weeks.

The brand declared the state of Alaska as the winner and will donate $50,000 to be used toward local forest and land conservation efforts to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, through the National Association of State Conservation Agencies.

Scott Naturals also will be making a donation to New York due to the state’s "overwhelming participation."

This marks the second year of the Scott Naturals four-week test drive and the first year that the brand has made a donation toward conservation efforts.
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Sears Canada loss widens in Q2; looking for opportunities to refresh stores

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Toronto — Sears Canada reported Wednesday a loss of $9.8 million in the second quarter, widened from a loss of $200,000 in the year-ago period.

Revenue fell 8.5% to $1.050 billion, from $1.148 billion. Same-store sales dropped 7.1%.

The retailer attributed much of the problem to warm, dry weather in many areas of Canada, which impacted sales of outdoor power equipment.

"While we are not pleased with our quarterly sales results, we continued to implement key transformation initiatives," said Calvin McDonald, CEO. “Of note was the performance in our apparel departments, which received a significant portion of our investment. We are exploring other possible locations across Canada to refresh.”

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Finish Line names Wal-Mart exec as senior VP store operations

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Indianapolis — The Finish Line announced Wednesday it has named Greg Beidler as senior VP store operations for the chain.

Beidler was previously regional operations director for Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart Corp., and has served in management roles for GameStop, Brown Shoe, Circuit City and Athlete’s Foot.

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