UPS Store expands 3D printing to 100 additional locations
San Diego — Following the successful launch of 3D print in six markets across the country, The UPS Store announced it is is expanding 3D printing services to meet the growing demands of its small business customers to nearly 100 additional locations nationwide.
UPS is offering its 3D printing services in-store in collaboration with Stratasys. During the 2013 pilot program, the 3D print services were used by small businesses, startups, inventors, artists and a wide range of professionals to transform their ideas into reality. Watch this 3D print video to meet a few of them.
“We are committed to offering small business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers high-tech solutions in order to assist with all of their business needs,” said Michelle Van Slyke, VP of marketing and sales at The UPS Store. “We launched the pilot to evaluate if there was demand for 3D print and we’re excited to be announcing an expansion, giving even more small business owners access to high-quality, professional 3D printing. We look forward to being a part of the future of the 3D printing industry.”
The UPS Store is kicking off this expansion by designating Sept. 22-26 as its first annual 3D Print Week — #3DPrintWeek.
The Stratasys uPrint SE Plus, selected by The UPS Store, is a professional grade 3D printer designed to accurately and reliably produce complex engineering parts, prototypes, and one-of-a-kind objects. The heated build chamber and soluble supports allow entrepreneurs, engineers, home inventors and makers to produce parts true to their designs.
Haggar hires Toms Shoes exec as chief digital officer
Dallas – Haggar Clothing Co. has hired Eve Richey as chief digital officer, effective Sept. 15. Richey, formerly VP of global digital marketing for Toms Shoes, will be responsible for creating a seamless approach to the consumer experience across a variety of shopping channels.
Richey will report directly to Michael Stitt, CEO of Haggar Clothing Co. She brings more than 14 years of experience developing and executing digital omnichannel strategies and implementing e-commerce solutions for brands such as Toms Shoes and Dell.
Albertsons and Safeway name post-merger leadership team
Boise, Idaho – Albertsons and Safeway Inc. announced the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of their proposed merger. The deal is expected to close in a few months.
Safeway president and CEO Robert Edwards will serve as CEO of the combined company and current Albertsons CEO Bob Miller will become executive chairman.
The combined company will operate nearly 2,400 stores different banners, including Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Acme, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaws, Star Market, Super Saver, Amigos, Market Street and United Supermarkets. The new company will be comprised of three regions and 14 retail divisions that will be supported by corporate offices in Boise, ID, Pleasanton, CA, and Phoenix.
"We are confident in this team’s ability to build a great company that’s positioned to win over the long term by earning the loyalty of grocery shoppers in every market we serve and delivering superior operational and financial results,” said Safeway president and CEO Robert Edwards.
Shareholders of both companies approved the merger on July 25 and the deal is now under review by the Federal Trade Commission but is expected to close during the fourth quarter.. Key personnel appointments include:
Key personnel appointments include:
• Bob Gordon, executive VP & general counsel
• Shane Sampson, executive VP, marketing & merchandising
• Andy Scoggin, executive VP, HR, labor relations, public affairs & government affairs
• Jerry Tidwell, executive VP, supply chain & manufacturing
• Lee Wilson, executive VP & chief administrative officer
• Bob Dimond, executive VP & CFO,
• Justin Ewing, executive VP, corporate development & real estate
• Barry Libenson, interim executive VP & CIO
• Wayne Denningham, executive VP & COO, South Region
• Justin Dye, executive VP & COO, East Region
• Kelly Griffith, executive VP & COO, North Region
No banner changes are planned.