Wegmans Reveals New Logo
Rochester, N.Y. Wegmans has unveiled a new logo that is reminiscent of its logo from the 30s and 40s.
The logo debuted in the company’s weekly ad on Sept. 28 and will appear on employee uniform shirts over the next several days.
“When we looked back at some of our earliest logos, they conveyed the warmth and personal attention to detail that we hope reflect our brand,” said Wegmans president Colleen Wegman. “The family culture in our company continues to grow. It was time to go back to our roots and to a logo that is welcoming because it is more like a family signature.”
The company reported that the shift from the block-letter style of Wegmans’ name, first introduced in the 1970s, to a script style will be gradual, starting with simple changes on grocery bags and packaging to bigger changes, such as storefront signs.
Archileti named DeCA acting chief of staff
FORT LEE, Va. Vicki Archileti was appointed acting chief of staff for the Defense Commissary Agency, effective Sept. 8. She will temporarily leave her position as director of corporate planning for six months. In the interim, Sheila Walton will be acting director corporate planning through Dec. 12, and Mark Simpson will assume the duties from Dec. 13 to March 13, 2009.
“I am excited to serve in this newly created position and look forward to tackling these new responsibilities,” Archileti said. “I believe this position is critical because it involves managing day–to–day headquarters activities which will further allow our executive leaders to focus on significant operational initiatives.”
Archileti was selected director of corporate planning in January 2004. In that position, she has been responsible for anticipating and planning for DeCA’s external challenges.
Schoonover to get $1.8M in severance deal
RICHMOND, Va. Philip Schoonover, the former head of Circuit City, will receive a severance package worth $1.8 million, according to an SEC filing.
Schoonover will receive his annual base salary and a target bonus for the current fiscal year, each worth $900,000.
Schoonover also will receive health and welfare benefit plan participation for two years, up to $50,000 in outplacement services and the acceleration of the vesting of his stock options and restricted stock awards that would have vested before Oct. 4.