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Sears Holdings recognizes Damco as a top supplier

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Damco announced it has been named a 2012 Partner in Transformation for Sears Holdings Corp. in recognition of its innovative contributions to Sears. Damco is a leading third-party logistics provider specializing in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions.

Sears grants the Partners in Transformation award to a select group of supplier companies who have been helping support the transformation of the company through innovation around customers, core retail excellence and financial and operational discipline.

“The Partners in Transformation award recognizes our top-performing suppliers as true partners in transformation. By providing the quality services, products and experiences that exceed our customer’s expectations and build lifetime relationships we can reach our company’s goal of becoming the leader in integrated retail — in-store, online and in the home,” said Lou D’Ambrosio, president and CEO of Sears Holdings.

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Vitamin Shoppe appoints e-commerce VP

BY CSA STAFF

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — The Vitamin Shoppe announced that Stephen Bontempo has joined the company.

Bontempo, who previously served as SVP e-commerce and catalog for Fanatics Inc./GSI Commerce, has become VP e-commerce for the Vitamin Shoppe. He will report to chief marketing officer Lou Weiss.

"Having someone of Stephen’s caliber is another way we continue to strengthen the leadership team," Vitamin Shoppe CEO Tony Truesdale said. "We’re pleased to have him join The Vitamin Shoppe family."

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Post Foods launches ‘feel good’ social site

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Post Foods has launched PostGoodness.com, a social website dedicated to positivity and simply helping others have a great day. PostGoodness.com will serve as a community, connecting users through good news and inspiration. People are invited to log on daily to share their good intentions or thoughts of motivation to help to set them on the right track for the day. Each time someone shares his or her good intention, it will be added to a dynamic grid, inviting "likes", comments, support and shares from other users. Posted intentions can also be shared through other social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, so users can share their positive intentions with their existing social media communities.

"We believe good days start with good intentions, and this site allows users to log on and share theirs, and maybe even motivate others," said Tony Shurman, VP marketing for Post Foods. "As a company with a long and rich history in nourishing bodies, we are excited to do something that helps inspire positive thinking, as well."

In addition to sharing and reading good intentions, PostGoodness.com features the Goodness Forecast, a positivity barometer displaying the amount of goodness throughout the country. The Goodness Forecast is based on factors such as weather, news and economic matters, in addition to events generating local excitement, such as the arrival of the county fair or a sports team reaching the playoffs. The Goodness Forecast showcases a score for each geographic region of the United States, as well as the following media markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, Detroit, Seattle, Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, Denver, Cleveland, St. Louis, Charlotte, San Diego, Salt Lake City and San Antonio.

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