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Wal-Mart Donates $1 Million for Disaster Relief in China

BY CSA STAFF

Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores on Tuesday announced a $1-million donation to the Red Cross Society of China to support disaster relief in areas that have been impacted by the worst snowstorms in China in 50 years.

Since late January, frigid temperatures, snow and freezing rain have wreaked havoc in most provinces in southern China, bringing rail, road and air transport to a standstill. In addition, electricity, heat and water supplies have been disrupted, causing significant hardship for millions of people.

Working with local communities and authorities, Wal-Mart stores in the affected areas are supplying food and drinking water to stranded passengers and families in need.

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Rite Aid Names Senior VP, Human Resources

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Camp Hill, Pa, Rite Aid Corp. announced Monday that Steve Parsons has been promoted to senior VP, human resources. He previously served as Rite Aid Group VP, human resources.

In his new position, Parsons, 43, will be responsible for all aspects of human resources, including compensation and benefits, training, recruitment, talent management, leadership development, labor relations, customer satisfaction initiatives, diversity programs and change management. He succeeds Todd McCarty, who is leaving the company to take another position.

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Stage Stores’ Peebles Unit COO to Retire

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Houston Stage Stores Inc. on Thursday said the COO of its Peebles division will retire.

Dennis Abramczyk, also an executive VP, will remain in his position until a replacement is named. He served in the post for nine years.

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