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Wal-Mart Canada Names CEO

BY CSA STAFF

Mississauga, Ontario After seven years at the helm of Wal-Mart Canada and 45 years with the company, president and CEO Mario Pilozzi will retire effective Jan. 31. Succeeding Pilozzi will be David Cheesewright, effective Feb. 1.

Cheesewright is currently COO of ASDA, Wal-Mart’s operation in the U.K. He joined ASDA in 1999 and held leadership positions in operations, merchandising, logistics, strategy, and format development.

From 2004 to 2005, Cheesewright served as COO for Wal-Mart Canada before returning to ASDA as COO.

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New Apple store opens today

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NEW YORK Apple today is opening its newest store in New York City’s trendy Meatpacking District.

The West 14th Street store opens its doors at 6:00 p.m. Eastern time and will become the largest Apple Store in Manhattan. For the first time, the three-story store will feature two floors dedicated to products and a third to services, the company reported.

The services floor will feature a 46-foot Genius Bar and specially designed areas for workshops and personal training on applications such as Final Cut Pro.

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Bed Bath and Beyond to open in Canada

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RICHMOND HILL, ON Bed Bath and Beyond today announced that it will be opening its first store in Canada at the Glen Shopping Center in Richmond Hill, ON.

The 34,000 square-foot store will feature several of the retailer’s popular brands including SimpleHuman, Oxo, Breville and HoMedics, the company reported.

“We are excited to open our first store in Canada and to share our long standing traditions of exceptional customer service, great value and a broad assortment of merchandise with the GTA [Greater Toronto Area]. Our new location in the town of Richmond Hill, which is experiencing a time of extensive growth, is centrally located off major highways and offers easy access for customers,” stated Steven Temares, ceo of Bed Bath and Beyond.

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