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Walgreens launches environmentally friendly store brand Ology

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DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has launched Ology, a nationally accessible and affordable brand formulated to be free of harmful chemicals. Exclusive to Walgreens’ family of companies, the Ology brand features a line of baby and personal care products as well as household cleaners, the company stated.

The new brand would fall in line with legislation presently under consideration — The Safe Chemicals Act — that if passed, would require that ingredients be determined safe for human health before being used in everyday consumer products. The pending legislation has led several industry leaders to pledge to remove potentially harmful and carcinogenic chemicals from several offerings over the next several years.

“Walgreens is proud to be leading the charge by providing Ology," stated Joe Magnacca, president of daily living products and solutions for Walgreens. “Ology reflects our dedication to innovation, our constant drive to improve our customers’ quality of life, and our ongoing commitment to help people get, stay and live well.”

Select Ology brand products are available at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations, as well as online. Items will be available nationwide by early November and are value-priced compared to conventional formulas of leading brands.

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LogicSource to provide sourcing expertise to Burlington Coat Factory

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NORWALK, Conn. — LogicSource, a sourcing solutions firm, has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide advisory services and technologies to Burlington Coat Factory.

LogicSource conducted a detailed analysis of Burlington Coat Factory’s sourcing and procurement of printed materials, and identified a broad range of efficiency and cost savings opportunities. Through this partnership, LogicSource will provide strategic sourcing expertise, e-procurement technology and market leverage to provide increased efficiency and cost savings to Burlington Coat Factory.

Burlington Coat Factory will use LogicSource’s OneMarket Buyer e-procurement module and OneMarket Analytics module for procurement and analysis. The OneMarket platform allows companies to better control their sourcing and procurement processes, gain transparency throughout the supply chain, and drive sustainable cost savings.

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Golfsmith names new CEO

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AUSTIN, Texas — Golfsmith International has named Sue E. Gove president and CEO of the world’s largest specialty golf retailer. Gove, formerly president and COO of the combined Golfsmith and Golf Town business, has also served as the chief integration officer leading the successful Golfsmith-Golf Town combination which was finalized this past July.
Marty Hanaka, the previous CEO, will serve in an advisory role through the end of this year. Marty has been with Golfsmith since 2007 and has led the company through a major growth period and the Golfsmith-Golf Town combination.

"We’re thankful to Marty for his strong leadership over the years. He has been a wonderful asset to the company and we wish him all the best in the future," said Don Morrison, board member and senior managing director of OMERS Private Equity.

"With Sue Gove’s leadership, and her team now in place, we are well equipped to achieve the goals of the combination and take the business into the future," added Morrison.

Since joining Golfsmith International in September 2008 as COO, Gove has been instrumental in improving Golfsmith’s operations in the areas of store productivity, supply chain management, distribution, finance, and information technology. Gove has positioned Golfsmith International for growth in both its retail and online platforms.

Prior to joining Golfsmith, Gove was an independent consultant, serving clients in specialty retail and private equity. Previously, she was EVP and COO of Zale Corp. from 2002 to March 2006, and a director of Zale Corp. from 2004 to 2006. Gove has also been a member of the board of directors of Autozone Inc. since 2005.

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