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Destination Maternity, The Town Center of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, Va.

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Destination Maternity Corp. is showing off a new superstore prototype, in Virginia Beach,Va. The 5,000-sq.-ft. store has a "discovery" or open floor plan that offers customers different paths to explore the space. Larger graphics, new fixtures and tables and enhanced fitting rooms create a modern, inviting environment. Merchandise is displayed in lifestyle zones, with elevated presentations of categories. There are also new mannequins, and more of them.

Designed to provide the ultimate shopping experience for expecting and new moms, the store contains such amenities as a juice bar, a relaxation area for family and friends complete with plush chairs and a flat-screen TV and a children’s play area.

Design: JGA, Southfield, Mich.

Photo: Destination Maternity Corp.


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Innovative Food Holdings bolsters board

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Food Holdings, a leading nationwide provider of specialty foods, healthcare foods, gluten-free foods and direct-from-source artisanal foods to the professional foodservice market, has elected Justin Wiernasz, president of Innovative Food Holdings, to its board of directors.

Prior to joining Innovative Food Holdings, Wiernasz served for 13 years at U.S. Foodservice in sales, management and senior management positions. In those roles, he acquired direct experience in marketing and sales and business development in the food industry. Positions included national sales trainer, where he was responsible for training sales reps for the Southeast United States; and most recently as VP of marketing, Boston, where he was responsible for implementing the marketing program for both Boston divisions of U.S. Foodservice. Prior to joining U.S. Foodservice, Wiernasz was the owner and operator of a 90-seat restaurant in Southampton, Mass., which he sold after four years of profitable operations.

"I am delighted to join the accomplished board that Innovative Food Holdings has created. I look forward to my expanded activities and to working with the board towards the continued success of the company," said Wiernasz.

"We are pleased to add Justin to our board of directors. We expect that his proven background in driving growth and creating value will be an asset. On behalf of myself and the other members of the board, we are delighted to welcome Justin to the board. I look forward to working with Justin as both the president and a board member of Innovative Food Holding towards the continued creation of shareholder value," said Sam Klepfish, CEO of Innovative Food Holdings.

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Walmart commits $1 million to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

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Bentonville, Ark. — Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are committing $1 million to the Red Cross and Save the Children for emergency relief efforts in response to needs created by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The donation includes funds given by the Walmart Foundation and Walmart’s international operations.

In addition to the $1 million donation, Walmart is making it easy for U.S. customers and associates to make personal contributions to relief efforts by setting up online sites for donations to the Philippines through the Red Cross at "Giving back to our communities, especially in a time of need, is part of our culture at Walmart," said Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart International. "A crisis only reinforces that commitment, and our thoughts are with the people affected by this disaster. We’re proud to help the Red Cross and Save the Children get vital assistance to the Philippines as quickly as possible."

Funds donated by Walmart and the Walmart Foundation will focus on addressing immediate needs. It is a top priority of both the Red Cross and Save the Children to ensure the health and safety of those affected, particularly children. Both organizations are providing relief for immediate needs such as nutritious food, medical supplies and health care. Additionally, Save the Children will set up Child Friendly Spaces to help children cope with trauma and fear in the wake of this devastating storm.

"Thanks to the generosity of Walmart, the Red Cross is able to provide critical support to Typhoon Haiyan survivors in the Philippines now and as they rebuild and recover," said Neal Litvack, chief development officer at the American Red Cross.

"With devastation of this scale we wanted to quickly mobilize our resources to help those in need and Walmart has the ability to do that," said Kathleen Mclaughlin, president of the Walmart Foundation. "Our thoughts are with everyone who has been impacted by the devastation in the Philippines, including our customers and associates across the world who have ties to the country."

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