Wal-Mart spent $1.43 million in Q2 lobbying
Bentonville, Ark. A recent report filed with the House’s clerk’s office revealed that Wal-Mart Stores spent $1.43 million lobbying in the second quarter on a range of issues from organized crime to food safety to childhood hunger.
Wal-Mart spent $1.93 million on lobbying efforts in first quarter 2010 and $2.03 million in second quarter 2010.
The retailer also lobbied on trade bills involving Panama/Columbia Free Trade Agreement, as well as legislation on preserving access to affordable generics, according to a Monday report by the Associated Press. Other second quarter lobby focuses were on legislation involving improved nutrition for children, nutrition labeling, job creation and investment and clean energy.
Anthropologie set to debut accessories concept
New York City Anthropologie will premier its accessories-only format on Oct. 29, in Chevy Chase, Md., according to Women’s Wear Daily.
The 1,4000-sq.-ft. store will feature shoes, handbags, scarves, costume and fine jewelry, and in a first for the brand, estate and antique jewelry, the report said.
Dick’s Sporting Goods names new board member
PITTSBURGH Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that Jacqualyn Fouse has been elected to the company’s board of directors.
Effective September 27, Fouse will be joining Celgene Corporation, a global biopharmaceutical company, to serve as its CFO. Since July 2007, she has served as the CFO of Bunge Limited, a global agribusiness and food company.
“We are pleased to welcome Jackie to our board,” said Edward Stack, chairman and CEO. “She is well seasoned in the world of finance with nearly 30 years of experience. Her combined insight and expertise will be an excellent contribution to and further enhancement of the Dick’s Sporting Goods board.”