Supervalu names interim president of Farm Fresh
Minneapolis — Supervalu announced that Bill Parker has been named the interim president of Farm Fresh Food & Pharmacy, a 43- store division in the Virginia Beach/Norfolk, Va., market, effective Sept. 15.
Parker, Farm Fresh’s current senior VP merchandising, will replace Gaelo de la Fuente who became the company’s president in April 2010 and is leaving the company to pursue other interests.
Brown Shoe Company acquires Sam & Libby brand
New York — Brown Shoe Company has acquired the Sam & Libby brand and reunited it with its founders, Sam and Libby Edelman. For the last eight years, the brand was owned by The Jones Group.
“We feel very strongly that this brand belongs with Sam and Libby, the people who created it,” said Diane Sullivan, president and CEO of Brown Shoe Company. “We purchased Edelman Shoe two years ago and last month, we announced Libby’s return to Brown Shoe Company. The timing is perfect to bring the Sam & Libby brand back into the fold. The potential for the entire portfolio is exciting and certainly presents additional interesting opportunities for us to explore.”
Englewood Construction completes two shopping center projects for General Growth and GK Development
Chicago — Englewood Construction has announced its interiors team recently completed work for General Growth Properties at Water Tower Place in Chicago, and for GK Development at the Peru Mall in Peru, Ill.
In Chicago, Englewood Construction completed a 5,000-sq.-ft. space reconfiguration for landlord General Growth Properties at Water Tower Place on the iconic Magnificent Mile. Shapiro Associates LTD. of Chicago served as the architect for the project.
Englewood was hired to change the interior layout and motif of the retail space to accommodate a new tenant.
In the LaSalle-Peru area, Englewood was hired by GK Development to complete prep work for a 14,990-sq.-ft. JoAnn Fabric store at the Peru Mall, which is the only enclosed, regional shopping center within a 55-mile radius.
Working with Lakewood, Ohio-based ADA Architects Inc. on the project, Englewood performed demolition and site due diligence work for GK Development.