SUPPLY CHAIN

Talbots Makes VP Appointment

BY CSA STAFF

Hingham, Mass. The Talbots Tuesday announced that it has named Gregory Poole executive VP and chief supply chain officer. In this newly created position, Poole will oversee the global manufacturing, sourcing, transportation and distribution centers for the Talbots and J. Jill brands, reporting directly to Talbots CEO, Trudy F. Sullivan.

Most recently, Poole served as senior VP, chief procurement officer of Ann Taylor Stores Corp., where he spearheaded the development and implementation of a multi-year profit-improvement initiative, addressing the company’s real estate portfolio, store operations, work-force structure, finance and procurement practices.

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Stop & Shop joins MyPyramid to promote healthy eating

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QUINCY, Mass. Stop & Shop said it has joined the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of “Partnering with MyPyramid: Corporate Challenge,” to encourage consumers to shop for healthy foods and live a healthy lifestyle.

“At Stop & Shop, we readily accept the challenge to help our customers live a healthy lifestyle because the supermarket plays an important role in providing healthful food choices, said consumer advisor, Andrea Astrachan. “Because millions of customers shop our stores weekly, we have a unique opportunity to share the core messages of MyPyramid right where purchasing decisions are made.”

The company will provide key messages to customers such as “Vary Your Veggies” and “Make Half Your Grains Whole, as well as encourage customers to use the new interactive tools on MyPyramid.gov such as the MyPyramid Menu Planner and MyPyramid to plan menus and track their daily intake.

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Supervalu to eliminate some corporate jobs

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MINNEAPOLIS Supervalu said it will eliminate more than 100 jobs at its corporate offices in Minneapolis and Boise over the next 12-18 months as it switches to a third-party provider for some of its financial services.

In a statement, Supervalu said the decision was made “after months of careful analysis as part of our ongoing efforts to improve operational efficiencies and enhance our competitiveness.” Supervalu did not identify the third party provider in its statement.

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