REAL ESTATE

Weis set to reopen former Genuardi’s stores on June 16

BY Staff Writer

Sunbury, Pa. — Weis Markets has closed on its purchase of three former Genuardi’s stores and is slated to reopen them on June 16.

Ahead of the three openings — in Conshohocken, Doylestown and East Norristown, Pa. – Weis said it opened each store’s pharmacy Monday at noon to minimize prescription service disruption.

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Save-A-Lot looking for college interns to ‘hit the road’

BY CSA STAFF

ST. LOUIS — Save-A-Lot, a wholly owned subsidiary of Supervalu, on Monday launched a national search for a team of two interns to serve as brand ambassadors — or more aptly titled Road Scholars — for its 2012 Fuel Your Family Road Trip campaign.

The winning team will hit the road at the end of July for a four-week tour to 12 U.S. cities to personally bring the brand to consumers and help show people how Save-A-Lot can help families with savings of up to 40%, compared with traditional grocery stores.

Throughout the four-week road trip, the Road Scholars will attend community events, conduct random acts of kindness and sampling, host customer appreciation events at Save-A-Lot stores, and share tips for affordable, easy road trip snacks, and breakfast and lunch ideas.

As part of the national search for this year’s Road Scholars, teams of two are invited to submit their resumes, writing samples and a 90-second-or-less audition video explaining why they deserve this unique internship. Videos will be evaluated based on originality, creativity and poise, as well as applicants’ ability to create social media buzz for their videos. Candidates must be college graduates or enrolled in an accredited college and have strong communications, social media and interpersonal skills.

This year’s Fuel Your Family Road Trip route will include stops in Florida; Georgia; South Carolina; North Carolina; Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; and New York.

The experiential program was created to give consumers the opportunity to personally connect with the Save-A-Lot brand and raise awareness of Save-A-Lot as a destination.

In 2011, the road trip team of Abby Tinberg and Bob Ringer visited 10 U.S. cities.

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Martha Stewart revs e-commerce presence with former Anthropologie exec

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia said Monday it has named Michael Robinson to the newly created position of VP e-commerce.

Robinson was most recently Anthropologie’s head of e-commerce for Europe and United Kingdom, and was responsible for launching the Anthropologie catalog and website in 1998, as well as introducing the retailer’s loyalty card program.

He has also held managerial and planning positions with Banana Republic and Smith & Hawken.

For Martha Stewart, Robinson is charged with building out the company’s e-commerce presence, including the site it is jointly developing with J.C. Penney Co., slated for a 2013 launch.

"He’s very well-positioned to drive an important company initiative as we expand our e-commerce business in conjunction with J.C. Penney,” said Lisa Gersh, president and COO, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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