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Wawa goes live with newest version of PDS’ Vista HR software application

BY Staff Writer

Blue Bell, Pa. — PDS, a developer of human resource, benefits, recruiting, and payroll systems, announced that convenience store operator Wawa has gone live with PDS’ Vista HRMS 4.1 application. The chain has been a customer of PDS since 1987.

“We were on a highly customized version of PDS’ software for 15 years,” explained Todd Lombardi, director of compensation and benefits at Wawa. “Before moving to the newest version, we evaluated other options and selected PDS again because they continued to be the best fit and partner for us. They have a level of familiarity with us, we have comfort with their product and their price point made good financial sense for us.”

Vista HRMS handles the weekly payroll processing for Wawa’s 18,000+ associates, processes more than 30,000 W-2s annually for the chain, and tracks vital information, such as benefits eligibility and retirement plan contributions. Vista also serves as a data repository for associate information (i.e. emergency contacts, benefits, compensation, and demographic information.

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Davaco expands operations into Canada

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Dallas — Davaco announced that the company has set up an operational division in Canada that can support global consumer brands with multi-unit programs in every province throughout Canada.

Davaco established its office near Toronto in 2011 to service immediate client needs, and is now available to provide services for additional clients in the growing Canadian marketplace.

Davaco Canada provides the following high-volume services for global consumer brands in retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors including: project management; rollouts, resets and remodels; fixture and equipment upgrades; graphics, digital signage or menu board installations; merchandising; surveys; design services; and special initiatives.

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Sears wants your opinion … for charity

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HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Sears is encouraging customer feedback for the products it sells by offering shoppers the chance to vote for their favorite participating charity every time they post a product review. Through its "Love/Hate: Share Your Thoughts, Send Some Love" project, Sears is offering customers the chance to share their opinion — good or bad — on products and in return vote for one of four charities to receive a grand prize of $100,000. The participating charities competing for the grand prize include the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, World Vision and World Wildlife Fund.

"Customer opinions are important to us at Sears. Good or bad, we want to encourage our online community to share their thoughts on our products," said Adriana Llames, division VP social media marketing for Sears. "The Love/Hate project will help us continue our commitment to providing products our customers love while helping to further the work of their favorite charities."

Through June 28, Sears customers can make a difference through the Love/Hate campaign by sharing their opinions on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/LoveHateCharity. Every two weeks Sears will make a contribution to one of the four charities, with the final grand prize charity receiving a $100,000 contribution that will be announced on Sears Holdings’ Shop Your Waysocial commerce site at www.shopyourway.com. Leading up to the grand prize announcement, Sears will award the remaining three charities differing amounts based on the number of votes, totaling $48,000.

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