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Under Armour Appoints President

BY CSA STAFF

Baltimore Under Armour named David McCreight to be the company’s president. McCreight, 45, comes to Under Armour from Lands End, where he also held the position of president.

McCreight will report directly to Under Armour chairman and CEO Kevin Plank and will be responsible for long-term strategy and managing the company’s core businesses, which include apparel, footwear and accessories.

Additionally, he will oversee the company’s wholesale and direct-to-consumer distribution channels and marketing initiatives.

Prior to his Lands End tenure, McCreight held positions as senior VP of Disney Stores Worldwide and president at Smith and Hawken.

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Survey: Businesses want to go green, but afraid of costs

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. According to a survey of 2,500 business professionals by Office Depot, half of all respondents are interested in making their offices “greener.”

While 50% of those surveyed said they’d like to have a greener office, more than half (55%) said they did not associate going green with saving money.

According to Yalmaz Siddiqui, director of environmental strategy for Office Depot, There is actually a range of cost scenarios that a business could face when deciding to go green, he explained. Some choices, like remanufactured cartridges, cost less; some require an upfront investment but come with long term cost savings, like compact fluorescent lights; some products entail no price difference; and some green ideas do cost more. The trick is to understand the different options and not assume that going green will always result in higher costs.

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Toys ‘R’ Us to be exclusive retailer of ‘Soul Bubbles’ Nintendo DS game

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. Toys “R” Us will be the exclusive retailer of Soul Bubbles, a new game for Nintendo DS created by Eidos Interactive.

“Creative and refreshing, Soul Bubbles is a unique game that DS owners won’t want to miss,” said Robert Lindsey, evp of sales and marketing for Eidos Inc. “This is a charming story combined with gameplay that pushes the capabilities of the Nintendo DS is sure to engage all puzzle gaming fans.”

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