U.K.’s Waitrose Eyes Whole Foods, Opens New Concept
London, As Whole Foods opened its first London supermarket, local competitor Waitrose laid plans of its own to unveil its first premium fresh-food supermarket. The first of 183 new stores will open in Marylebone High Street at the end of June.
Univision star launches home line at Kohl’s
BUENA PARK, Calif. Cristina Saralegui, host and executive producer of “The Cristina Show” on Univision, introduced her new line for Kohl’s Sunday at the Buena Park store in California. The Casa Cristina Collection is now available exclusively at Kohl’s stores nationwide and on the Kohl’s Web site. The new collection includes sheet sets, bedding sets, bath towels, decorative towels and table linens.
Chief Executive names Ulrich CEO of the Year
MONTVALE, N.J. Chief Executive magazine has named Robert Ulrich, ceo of Target, “CEO of the Year.” Ulrich will be presented with the CEO of the Year award at a dinner at the New York Stock Exchange on August 1.
“A distinguished panel of peers selected Bob Ulrich as the CEO of the Year not only for his sustained performance but also for his commitment to developing people,” said J.P. Donlon, editor-in-chief of Chief Executive magazine. “Over the past 20 years, Bob and his team reinvented the norms of the discount retail industry through breakaway creativity and design and an unparalleled dedication to customers.”
According to Chief Executive, Ulrich received the award for overseeing his company’s innovative efforts to bring high-quality, affordable products to its customers and for his company’s support of diversity and community initiatives.