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Wal-Mart in Gift-Card Glitch

BY CSA STAFF

New York Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Wednesday it is having problems processing gift cards.

In a statement, Wal-Mart said once it discovered the problem, it investigated and found that a “third-party verifier’s systems had an inadvertent processing error.” The retailer said the error caused delays in gift-card verifications.

“We are working with the supplier to resolve the issue as quickly as possible and we apologize for the inconvenience to our customers,” the chain said in the statement.

When reached for comment, Wal-Mart said it could not provide any additional details on the matter.

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Dixon Ticonderoga names Currie ceo

BY CSA STAFF

HEATHROW, Fla. Dixon Ticonderoga has named Donald Currie has been appointed ceo, effective Jan. 1, 2008, succeeding Richard Asta.

Currie currently serves as evp of marketing and sales and on the board of directors of Dixon Ticonderoga.

“We are extremely pleased to have someone of Don Currie’s caliber within Dixon to assume this important leadership role,” said Candela. “He is the ideal candidate to succeed Rick Asta and lead Dixon at this point in the company’s history.

Currie joined Dixon Ticonderoga in 2004 as senior vp of sales and marketing and was promoted to evp in the same capacity in 2005 after the company’s acquisition by FILA S.p.A. Prior to joining Dixon, Currie had 14 years of consumer products sales and marketing experience, serving in various marketing leadership positions with Martin Yale Industries, A.T. Cross Company and Fruit of the Loom Activewear.

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Deckers Outdoor bumps Ziv to coo

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GOLETA, Calif. Deckers Outdoor has announced that, Zohar Ziv, currently cfo and evp of finance and administration, has been promoted to the newly created position of coo, effective Jan. 1, 2008.

Ziv has served as cfo and evp of finance and administration since March 2006. Prior to joining Deckers Outdoor, he served as cfo with EMAK Worldwide.

 

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