Wal-Mart CEO Issues Statement on Inauguration of Obama
Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart president and CEO Lee Scott has issued the following statement regarding Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the United States:
“Wal-Mart congratulates Barack Obama on his historic inauguration as President of the United States. This is clearly a time of great opportunity for our country, and also a time of great challenge. We stand ready to partner with our new President, his Administration and the Congress to make real progress on the critical issues that confront this nation.”
Publix to Open 1,000th Store
Lakeland, Fla. Publix plans to open its 1,000th store next month at the Shoppes at Murabella in St. Johns County, Fla.
The 54,000-sq.-ft. store will open Feb. 5 and will include a pharmacy, bakery, deli, and floral and seafood departments. It will employ about 115 workers.
Family Dollar Elects New Board Member
Matthews, N.C. Family Dollar Stores announced that Pamela L. Davies was elected to its board of directors at its annual meeting of stockholders held on Thursday.
In addition, all incumbent directors were re-elected at the meeting.
Davies is currently the president of Queens University of Charlotte. Davies also serves on the boards of Charming Shoppes, Inc.; C&D Technologies, Inc.; and Sonoco Products Co.