COMPANY/PERSONNEL UPDATES: JGA, Southfield, Mich., has published a new book, “1,000 Retail Graphics,” that is available from Rockport Publishers ( www.rockpub.com ).… Jenny Lucas has joined RYA as a creative director for the Dallas office. Jack Wellman has joined the office as an account director.
NEW PROJECTS: Echeverria Design Group, Coral Gables, Fla., will provide interior design services for the renovation of Macy’s in Northshore Mall, Peabody, Mass.
UPCOMING EVENTS: Chain Store Age’s annual SPECS conference will be held March 9-12, 2008, at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas. Visit www.specsshows.com for more information.
CORRECTION: There was a mistake in the December issue with regard to the design of Under Armour, Annapolis, Md. FRCH Design Worldwide, Cincinnati, designed the store.
Borders to offer free resolution workshops
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Borders said Thursday that it is offering customers free in store events throughout the month of January to help them kick start their new year’s resolutions and learn how to keep them through the year. Programs include wellness fairs, yoga classes and diet seminars.
Borders reported that local organizations and community groups will be featured in activities and events at its stores across the country ranging from fitness centers and hospitals to singles groups and retirement centers.
Schulze sells 440K shares of company stock
MINNEAPOLIS Best Buy chairman and founder Richard Schulze sold 440,000 shares of Best Buy stock last week valued at $22.4 million. Schulze sold the stock at prices ranging from $50.71 to $51.18 per share. Earlier this month, Schulze sold 2.35 million shares valued at more than $120 million.
While Schulze’s stock sales are considerable, they represent just a fraction of his holdings at Best Buy. He’s estimated to still hold more than 68 million shares of stock amassed during 41 years with the company.