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Winn-Dixie Promotes Neighborhood Marketing Exec

BY CSA STAFF

Jacksonville, Fla. Winn-Dixie Stores announced the promotion of Jim Carrado to VP, neighborhood marketing. In this new role, he will be responsible for executing strategies centered on Hispanic, urban and affluent customer-clusters.

Carrado will also work closely with all areas of the business, including merchandising, marketing and operations, to build and oversee a multi-functional team that maintains a strong focus on the company’s neighborhood marketing initiative.

In his previous position of senior director of neighborhood merchandising for Winn-Dixie, Carrado orchestrated the fixture-plan development and product-merchandising plans for all remodeled stores.

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Report: Talbots expects loss in ’08

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NEW YORK According to reports, Talbots is expected to report a net loss of 7 cents to 17 cents per share for 2008, after discontinued operations, and revenue growth of 3%.

In addition, according to reports the company is expecting a drop in same-store sales in 2008.  

 

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Meijer promotes non-invasive plants for Earth Day

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Meijer has partnered with The Nature Conservancy and to encourage shoppers to select non-invasive plants, trees and shrubs for their backyards. In order to promote the program, the company is hosting a special Earth Day open house on April 26 at all 181 Meijer stores throughout the Midwest.

“Invasive species can wreak havoc on local ecosystems by disrupting the delicate balance found in nature,” said Helen Taylor, Michigan state director for The Nature Conservancy. “This ongoing partnership between Meijer and The Nature Conservancy will hopefully help to reduce some of the damage done by invasive species by giving consumers the information they need to help their local environment.”

According to Meijer, visitors to the stores on April 26 will be able to learn about environmentally friendly products such as non-invasive plants recommended by The Nature Conservancy. In addition Meijer representatives will provide information on how to make a more earth-friendly garden.

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