Raley’s announces the promotion of Kevin Konkel to Chief Operations Officer and Paul Gianetto to SVP, Sales & Merchandising

Raley’s announces the promotion of Kevin Konkel to Chief Operations Officer and Paul Gianetto to SVP, Sales & Merchandising

Fair Oaks, CA, 2018-Mar-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Raley’s announced the promotion of two key leaders within the organization; Kevin Konkel’s promotion to a newly created role as Chief Operations Officer and Paul Gianetto’s promotion to Senior Vice President, Sales & Merchandising.

“This is an exciting time for Raley’s – we have built a strong leadership team that will support the advancement of our vision and purpose,” said Mark Foley, Chief People Officer.

Kevin Konkel previously held the title Senior Vice President, Operations and in his new role will lead operations in all Raley’s banners and pharmacy operations. He will also lead store design and construction, operations administration, distribution and asset protection. Konkel is a proven industry leader with nearly 40 years of service to the Raley’s organization.

Paul Gianetto will serve as Senior Vice President, Sales & Merchandising. Gianetto is an industry leader with more than 35 years in the grocery business and a graduate of the USC Food Industry Management program. He joined Raley’s in 2008 and has held many roles in merchandising. In 2017, Gianetto was promoted to Vice President of Center Store. In his new role, he will manage strategic pricing, private label, sales & merchandising for both center store and perishable departments.

“We are fortunate to have such experienced and proven leaders in Kevin and Paul. Both epitomize servant leadership and Raley’s family values,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s President. “I am confident, Kevin and Paul will continue to help guide the organization toward our vision of infusing life with health and happiness.”

Konkel and Gianetto will continue to report to Keith Knopf, President who, along with Michael Teel, Chairman & CEO, will continue to lead the strategic direction for Raley’s.

Learn more about Raley’s Leadership team.

Contact:
For information about our stores, please contact Chelsea Minor, Director of PR and Public Affairs at CMinor1@raleys.com.

Source: Raley’s

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announces the promotion of Chad Stauffer to the position of President, Merchandising and Marketing

The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. announces the promotion of Chad Stauffer to the position of President, Merchandising and Marketing

 

MILWAUKEE, 2017-Dec-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. (OTCQX:BONT) today (December 5, 2017) announced the promotion of Chad Stauffer to the position of President of Merchandising and Marketing for the Company, effective immediately.  Mr. Stauffer will have responsibility leading the company’s merchandising, marketing and ecommerce strategy.

Stauffer has spent ten years at Bon-Ton, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Merchandising.  He was previously Senior Vice President and General Merchandise Manager of Men’s, Children’s and Home, and prior to that Group Vice President of Private Brand Strategic Planning and Product Development for Men’s and Children’s for the Company.  Mr. Stauffer previously worked at Belk Department stores as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Home Store, and prior to that, as Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager of Children’s Apparel, Accessories & Toys. He has also held positions on the merchandise teams at Sports Authority, Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, and May Department Stores.

Commenting on Mr. Stauffer’s appointment, Bill Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “We’re thrilled to recognize Chad’s contributions to Bon-Ton and proven leadership skills with this promotion. We are confident that, in this newly created role, he will drive continued execution of our merchandising and marketing strategies as our broader management team remains focused on our comprehensive turnaround plan to drive improved performance and establish a sustainable capital structure that will help us succeed long term.”

Mr. Stauffer stated, “I am excited about taking on this new role and working with our marketing and ecommerce teams to implement our key initiatives. We remain focused on building powerful merchandising assortments that meet our customers’ needs across a broad spectrum of occasions, as well as improving customer engagement through refinement of our marketing programs.”

About The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc.
The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., with corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, operates 260 stores, which includes nine furniture galleries and four clearance centers, in 25 states in the Northeast, Midwest and upper Great Plains under the Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers nameplates. The stores offer a broad assortment of national and private brand fashion apparel and accessories for women, men and children, as well as cosmetics and home furnishings. The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc. is an active and positive participant in the communities it serves. For further information, please visit http://investors.bonton.com.

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Christine Hojnacki
414-347-5329
Christine.hojnacki@bonton.com

Source: The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc./globenewswire

Albertsons Companies appoints Jewel-Osco’s current VP of Marketing and Merchandising Doug Cygan as Division President

Albertsons Companies appoints Jewel-Osco’s current VP of Marketing and Merchandising Doug Cygan as Division President

 

BOISE, Idaho, 2017-May-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies today (Apr 28th, 2017) announced that Jewel-Osco’s current Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising Doug Cygan has been appointed Division President, effective immediately. In this role, Cygan will lead the company’s 186 Jewel-Osco stores throughout Illinois, Indiana and Iowa. He replaces Mike Withers, who was recently promoted to EVP, Retail Operations, East Region for the company.

Cygan’s retail career began at Jewel Osco in April 1980 as a part-time clerk, and he has spent his entire career working at Jewel-Osco. As he completed his education at Western Michigan University, he stayed with the grocery store chain and moved into roles of greater responsibility including Store Director, Marketing Director, Vice President of Fresh Merchandising and Vice President of Grocery Merchandising. He was named Vice President of Marketing and Merchandising in 2011.

“Doug knows Chicago customers and Jewel-Osco better than anyone in the business,” said Wayne Denningham, President and Chief Operating Officer for Albertsons Companies. “Jewel-Osco’s secret to success has always been knowing what Chicago customers want – from local products to specialty items to offering the best in fresh. Doug’s 37 years with Jewel-Osco uniquely positions him to lead this fantastic team, and we’re excited to have someone of his caliber directing our operations there.”

Cygan earned a bachelor’s degree in Food Distribution from Western Michigan University. He holds positions on the advisory boards of Western Michigan University and NorthPointe Resources, a private, not-for-profit provider of developmental disability and behavioral health services in the Zion area. He also serves on the Board of Directors for both the Greater Chicago Area Food Bank and the Northern Illinois Food Bank.

Contact:

Mary Frances Trucco
MaryFrances.Trucco@JewelOsco.com

Source:  Albertsons Companies

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SUPERVALU INC. announces the appointment of Anne Dament as SVP of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing

SUPERVALU INC. announces the appointment of Anne Dament as SVP of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing

 

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-Jan-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE:SVU) today (Jan. 18, 2017) announced that Anne Dament has been named Senior Vice President of Retail, Merchandising and Marketing effective immediately. In this role, Dament will lead the Company’s retail banner operations, oversee the retail merchandising and marketing functions, and report to Mark Gross, SUPERVALU’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Dament, a 25-year retail veteran who began her career at SUPERVALU, most recently served as Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Target Corporation where she oversaw food merchandising for its grocery business, including perishables, non-perishables, food service and private label brands.

“I’m thrilled that Anne is joining our leadership team,” said Mark Gross. “As we focus on improving our retail store performance, Anne’s experience across varied retail and merchandising disciplines should prove extremely beneficial. Anne is a dynamic, collaborative leader with great experience building and leading high performing teams through transformation and change.”

“Returning to SUPERVALU provides a great opportunity to collaborate with grocery veterans I’ve respected throughout my career. Together, I’m looking forward to bringing a renewed energy to our retail banners,” said Dament.

Prior to joining Target, Dament spent seven years in senior level positions at PetSmart, including roles as Vice President of Merchandising Solutions and Vice President of Services. Dament’s retail career also includes 10 years in roles of increasing responsibility for Safeway where she held numerous category director positions, as well as the positions of Vice President, Business Unit General Manager, Homecare and General Merchandise; Group Vice President, Safeway.com; and Group Vice President, Perishable Strategy.

A native Minnesotan, Dament holds a marketing degree from St. Thomas University in St. Paul, Minn.

About SUPERVALU INC.

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $13 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,067 stores composed of 1,850 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business, 195 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners, and 22 stores operated under the Shop ‘N Save name in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia (store counts as of December 3, 2016). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 30,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Steve Bloomquist
952-828-4144
steve.j.bloomquist@supervalu.com

MEDIA CONTACT:
Jeff Swanson
952-903-1645
jeffrey.s.swanson@supervalu.com

Source: SUPERVALU INC.

RBM Technologies is now One Door and launches new web presence, new brand assets, and a brand awareness campaign

One Door

BOSTON, 2016-Dec-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — RBM Technologies, the leading provider of cloud-based merchandising execution software for retail, announced that it is changing its name to One Door. Today’s announcement caps a three year transformation of the Company including new capitalization, a new leadership team, a global sales and support organization, and re-architecture of their unique Software-as-a-Service application. Effective today, the Company is launching a new web presence, new brand assets, and a brand awareness campaign.

“Our new name ‘One Door’ speaks to the soul of a company that has harnessed  technology to simplify how stores deliver a consistently superior customer experience,” said E.Y. Snowden, CEO of One Door. “One Door’s application brings together merchandising, marketing, supply chain, and store teams across thousands of retail doors. We localize product and promotional merchandise for each unique store, delivering store-specific, interactive merchandising plans to mobile devices in the hands of retail associates. The result is that large retailers can manage merchandising in multiple diverse locations as though they were just one door.”

In a world where customers can choose from many retail channels, delivering an immersive in-store experience demands merchandising excellence. One Door’s Merchandising Cloud application is the only application that combines product and promotional visual merchandising with a precise digital model of each store, enabling large retailers to localize merchandising execution across thousands of locations. With Merchandising Cloud, retailers can:

  • Capture and manage each store’s unique attributes;
  • Build new merchandising campaigns to place product and promotional content;
  • Communicate between HQ and stores with a collaborative 2-way platform;
  • Execute in-store using an interactive, visual presentation of each store’s unique environment; and
  • Analyze status of merchandising completion and success of each SKU, fixture, store and campaign.

One Door’s customers take advantage of these unique capabilities to accelerate product and promotional campaigns, localize merchandising for each store, and let store teams spend more time with customers. The result is higher sales conversion, lower cost, and faster response to market trends.

The One Door brand will be promoted to drive awareness of the Company’s sales and support capabilities around the globe. A brand awareness campaign, including new digital assets and merchandising execution thought leadership, will launch in advance of the National Retail Federation’s Big Show in January of 2017.

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Leighmans Announces Ten Years of Success in Branded Gifts Sector

Incentives and rewards specialist Leighmans this week announces that it is celebrating ten years in the gifts and rewards industry.

Darren Leigh founded the Bury-based business a decade ago and the company has enjoyed exponential success since. Demand for innovative, different and best selling products which help companies to incentivize their staff and customers.

Since its foundation a decade ago Leighmans has gone from strength to strength and today enjoys a strong reputation in the industry for innovative products and solutions.

In addition to establishing itself as one of the industry’s leading players, Leighmans has enjoyed exponential financial success. The company is set to exceed the £1 million turnover level this year.

Darren Leigh, Leighmans.com founder and managing director, commented: “It’s a great honour to be announcing our tenth anniversary and we’re delighted to be on course for the £1 million turnover target. It’s a great endorsement of the way we work and how we help our customers.”

Leighmans.com offers over 100,000 products, from branded ladies umbrellas through tocase logic bags and much more. Leighmans also boasts an in-house design department which is able to tailor products to customer specifications.

Darren Leigh went on: “We’re delighted to continue helping our customers set themselves apart from the competition. Branded and customized corporate goods and gifts are a fantastic way to incentivize and reward people.”

For more information visit www.leighmans.com, or follow the company on Twitter@Leighmans.com.

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