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Wal-Mart Opens Store With Mideast Flare

BY CSA STAFF

Dearborn, Mich. Wal-Mart opened a new Supercenter geared toward Arab-American shoppers in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

Catering to the needs of the local community, which has a large Arab-American population, the store showcases a wide selection of multicultural merchandise. The grocery department will offer an expanded selection of Middle Eastern products, as well as a diverse selection of merchandise from health and beauty products to greeting cards.

In addition, associates’ nametags will identify which languages they speak.

The Dearborn Supercenter has also partnered with the Henry Ford Museum and the Arab American National Museum to develop a unique display for the store. The permanent display, which consists of 10 photos from both museums’ collections, depicts milestones in Dearborn history.

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Private label Wal-Mart milk now hormone free

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wal-Mart’s private label Great Value milk brand is now being sourced from cows that have not been treated with artificial growth hormones, and will be available at Wal-Mart Stores and Sam’s Clubs.

Wal-Mart reported that while the FDA has stated that cows treated with rbST pose no risk to human health, its customers have asked for milk choices.

“We value our customers’ opinions and understand how important variety is in all aspects of the business,” said Pam Kohn, senior vp and general merchandise manager for Wal-Mart Stores. “We’ve listened to customers and are pleased that our suppliers are helping us offer Great Value milk from cows that are not treated with rbST.”

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Callahan to retire from Cabela’s

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SIDNEY, Neb. Cabela’s has announced that Michael Callahan, senior vp of business development and international operations, will retire from the company effective May 17. He has agreed to remain as a consultant to assist with the transition.

Mike has had a very successful career at Cabelas and will leave a positive mark on our Companys history, said Dennis Highby, Cabela’s president and ceo. Mike was instrumental in our growth in retail and was personally responsible for leading the team that took our retail store count from nine to 26, as well as leading our expansion into Canada. 

Callahan joined Cabelas in 1990 and held numerous leadership positions in merchandising and marketing as well as serving as senior vp of retail operations.

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