Walgreens to Add DHL Shipping Services
Deerfield, Ill. Walgreen Co. said Wednesday it would offer shipping services at nearly all its U.S. stores as part of a new agreement with delivery company DHL.
Walgreen said it already has kiosks to label, weigh and ship packages at stores in Florida and Illinois. It expects to install DHL centers in about 6,500 stores by the end of the year, with about 1,600 Walgreens offering DHL services around the clock.
The move will give DHL, a subsidiary of German mail and shipping company Deutsche Post AG, a hefty boost—doubling the number of retail outlets where its services are provided.
“The service addresses an important need for our time-crunched customer base,” said George Riedle, Walgreen’s executive VP of marketing.
Eugster to head Baker & Taylor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Jack Eugster, former non-executive chairman of Shopko stores and Musicland Stores ceo has been appointed chairman of book and entertainment distributor Baker & Taylor. He replaces Richard Willis who announced his retirement last week.
Eugster was chairman, ceo and president of Musicland Stores from 1980 until his retirement in 2001. From 2001 to 2005 he was the non-executive chairman of Shopko Stores.
Kirkland’s coo resigns
JACKSON, Tenn. Catherine David has resigned as president and coo of Kirkland’s.
Robert Alderson, ceo of Kirkland’s will take on David’s responsibilities. Kirkland’s said it does not currently intend to seek a replacement.
David was named president and coo of Kirkland’s in March 2006. Prior to joining the company she served as senior vp and gm of Sears Essentials, Sears Grand and The Great Indoors. She resigned from Sears in fall 2005.