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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Stater Bros. Markets announces the promotion of George Frahm to President

Stater Bros. Markets announces the promotion of George Frahm to President

 

SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA, 2018-Jan-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Stater Bros. Markets, the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California is pleased to announce the promotion of George Frahm to the position of President of Stater Bros. Markets, effective January 15, 2018.

Frahm will report directly to Stater Bros. Chief Executive Officer Pete Van Helden.

A seasoned executive with over 45 years of experience in the supermarket industry, Frahm’s extensive grocery career began in 1973 at the Stater Bros. supermarket in Glendora as a Clerks Helper and Janitor.

He steadily progressed through a range of retail store and district supervision roles holding the positions of Store Manager, Retail Grocery Supervisor and Retail District Manager.

In 1995, Frahm was promoted to the position of Director Labor Relations. Frahm continued to advance to increasing levels of responsibility excelling in the roles of Vice President Labor Relations, Senior Vice President Administration, Group Senior Vice President Retail Operations and Administration, Executive Vice President Retail Operations/Administration and Executive Vice President Administration/Distribution, his most recent role.

Frahm holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from California State University, Los Angeles, and is also a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) Food Industry Executive Program. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for the California Grocers Association, and has served as a Trustee on the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation.

“George is a remarkable leader who embodies the spirit of the Stater Bros. ‘Family’,” stated Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden.“George’s extensive contributions to the Company’s success have been invaluable, and his promotion to President reflects his broad knowledge of the food industry, commitment to honoring Stater Bros. unique corporate culture and continued contributions to Stater Bros. success,” Van Helden concluded.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County. The Company currently operates 171 supermarkets, and there are approximately 18,000 members of the Stater Bros. “Family”. Since 2008, Stater Bros. and Stater Bros. Charities have contributed more than $75 million in food and funds to local Southern California communities. For more information, go to www.staterbros.com.

Contact:

Media contact:
publicrelations@staterbros.com

Source: Stater Bros. Markets

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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

Tractor Supply Company announces the promotion of Kurt D. Barton to SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Bob Volke Promoted to Vice President, Controller

BRENTWOOD, TN, 2017-Mar-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today (03/06/17) announced that Kurt D. Barton has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in line with the Company’s management transition plan announced last July. Mr. Barton succeeds Anthony F. Crudele who retired after serving as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years. As part of the planned succession, Mr. Crudele and Mr. Barton have worked together over the last seven months to ensure a smooth transition of all responsibilities.

Mr. Barton first joined Tractor Supply in 1999 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Controller earlier this year. He had served as the Company’s Vice President, Controller since 2009. Mr. Barton also served as Director, Internal Audit from 2002 to 2009 and held other leadership roles in accounting during his tenure with the Company. Mr. Barton has had direct responsibility for the Company’s accounting, financial reporting, tax, purchasing, master data management, accounts payable and inventory control functions and has been an integral part of the Company’s corporate finance and strategy team. Mr. Barton, a Certified Public Accountant, began his career in public accounting in 1993, spending six years at Ernst & Young, LLP.

Bob Volke has been promoted to the position of Vice President, Controller, effective immediately. Mr. Volke joined Tractor Supply in April 2007 and has served as the Company’s Vice President, Accounting since February 2014. Mr. Volke’s expanded responsibilities include the Company’s general accounting and financial reporting, as well as operations accounting and non-merchandise purchasing functions. Mr. Volke served as Director of Accounting from 2009 to 2014, and has worked directly for Mr. Barton over the last eight years. A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Volke has more than 30 years of accounting experience in the manufacturing, financial services and publishing industries.

Greg Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “On behalf of Tractor Supply, I would like to thank Tony for his many contributions to the Company over the last 11 years. We wish Tony the very best in his retirement and are excited to have Kurt Barton take the helm as Tony’s planned successor. Kurt has been with Tractor Supply for 18 years and is a talented financial leader with a deep understanding of the business and track record of success. I congratulate Kurt on his promotion and look forward to continuing our work together.”

Sandfort continued, “I would also like to congratulate Bob on his well-deserved promotion to Vice President, Controller. Bob has worked alongside Kurt for several years and has been an important part of our finance team, with a passion for our business and dedication to our continued growth. I am both confident and excited about the team we have in place to continue to move our business forward.”

About Tractor Supply Company
Founded in 1938, Tractor Supply Company is the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. At December 31, 2016, the Company operated 1,595 Tractor Supply stores in 49 states and an e-commerce website at www.tractorsupply.com. Tractor Supply stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Tractor Supply Company also owns and operates Petsense, a small-box pet specialty supply retailer focused on meeting the needs of pet owners, primarily in small and mid-size communities, and offering a variety of pet products and services. At December 31, 2016, the Company operated 143 Petsense stores in 26 states. For more information on Petsense, visit www.petsense.us.

Contact:

Christine Skold
Vice President
Investor Relations
(615) 440-4000

Investors:
John Rouleau/Rachel Schacter, ICR

Media:
Alecia Pulman/Brittany Rae Fraser, ICR
(203) 682-8200

Source: Tractor Supply Company

Lowe’s announces the promotion of Marshall A. Croom as chief financial officer

Lowe’s announces the promotion of Marshall A. Croom as chief financial officer

 

MOORESVILLE, N.C., 2017-Jan-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) today (January 17, 2017) announced that Marshall A. Croom, a 20-year Lowe’s veteran, has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer, effective March 3. Croom succeeds Robert F. (Bob) Hull Jr., who announced plans to retire after 17 years with the company. Croom will report to Robert A. Niblock, Lowe’s chairman, president and CEO.  Hull will remain at Lowe’s through March to ensure a smooth transition period.

In his new role, Croom, 56, will oversee accounting, tax, treasury, investor relations, and financial planning and analysis.  He will also continue to lead internal audit and enterprise risk management, areas he has managed since 2009.

“Marshall brings over 30 years of financial and operational experience to his new role and, importantly, possesses a deep understanding of virtually every facet of Lowe’s,” Niblock said. “We have confidence in Marshall’s proven leadership as we continue to focus and invest in the areas that meet consumers’ evolving expectations.  We look forward to a smooth transition, given our CFO succession planning process.”

For the past eight years as chief risk officer, Croom had responsibility for providing oversight and direction for the management of all material risks across the company, including enterprise risk management, internal audit, project and process management, quality assurance, information security, loss prevention and workers’ compensation. Prior to leading the risk organization, he held several leadership positions in finance, including senior vice president of finance, treasurer and assistant treasurer, including responsibility for investor relations and tax. In addition, he served for three years as senior vice president of merchandising and store operations support. Croom joined Lowe’s in 1997, following a successful 11-year career with Ernst & Young, including two years in the firm’s national tax department.

Niblock added, “At the same time, we want to thank Bob for the many contributions he has made to the organization, including 14 years as our CFO.  He played an integral role in the growth and success of Lowe’s transformation to an omni-channel home improvement company. We appreciate all that he has done for our company and wish him the best with his next chapter.”

Hull said, “My time at Lowe’s has been extraordinary and I feel privileged to have worked with people who are so passionate about serving others. I look forward to working closely with Marshall to successfully transition my responsibilities.”

About Lowe’s
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2015 sales of $59.1 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,355 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 285,000 employees. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.

Media Inquiries:

704-758-2917
PublicRelations@Lowes.com

SOURCE: Lowe’s Companies, Inc.

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FOCUS Brands® announces promotion of Paul Macaluso to President of McAlister’s Deli®

ATLANTA, 2016-Dec-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — FOCUS Brands® has promoted Paul Macaluso to President of McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast-casual restaurant chain best known for its Big & Bold Sandwiches, Famous Sweet Tea and world class hospitality which was recently ranked as one of consumers’ favorite chains by Restaurant Business.

“By leveraging his extensive restaurant experience, keen consumer insights knowledge and strategic marketing and operating skills Paul will continue to identify and execute against key growth drivers for McAlister’s.  I am confident he will provide leadership to our franchisees and drive continued brand performance in this industry leading concept,” said FOCUS Brands President, North America, Paul Damico.

Paul’s background includes more than 20 years of operations, franchising and marketing experience with some of the most prominent brands in the foodservice industry, including Taco Bell, Burger King, and Sonic Drive-In. Since joining FOCUS Brands in 2011 as Vice President of Marketing for Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Paul has successfully grown into several significant roles within the organization, effectively developing and executing new branding, advancing consumer insights deployment, leading high functioning teams and identifying notable sales driving innovations that have helped the brands continue to deliver superior results.

Most recently, as SVP of Brand Marketing Strategy, Paul led the collective marketing capabilities for all six brands that are a part of FOCUS Brands; developing long term, consumer-driven, strategic planning processes, creating a marketing center of excellence for creative, social media and PR and playing an instrumental role in developing a digital roadmap across the enterprise.

“I am honored to have this opportunity, and excited to lead the great McAlister’s team and brand in its next stage of growth and innovation,” said Paul Macaluso, President of McAlister’s Deli.

About McAlister’s

Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli® is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlister’s brand has more than 361 restaurants in 28 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc., through its affiliate brands, is the franchisor and operator of more than 5,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s®and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets.  Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

Contact:
1.404.255.3250

Franchising Inquiries:
Call 1.800.227.8353

Source: FOCUS Brands Inc.

GGP announces the promotion of Shobi Khan to President and COO

Chicago, Illinois, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP announced today (December 15, 2016) the promotion of Shobi Khan to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Khan joined GGP in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer to oversee all aspects of asset management and investment activities. Mr. Khan will continue to report directly to Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer.“Shobi has been one of my trusted colleagues during the transformation of GGP into one of the leading retail real estate companies in the U.S. Over the last five years, Shobi’s responsibilities have broadened and it gives me great pleasure to recognize him with this promotion,” commented Sandeep Mathrani.“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are proud to announce Shobi’s promotion to President. Since 2011, Shobi has been a respected leader and partner throughout the organization. We have the utmost confidence in Shobi in his new role as he continues to partner with Sandeep and the executive team to deliver long-term value creation for our shareholders,” commented Bruce Flatt, Chairman of the Board.

GGP 
GGP is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

Investor Relations:
Kevin Berry
Vice President

Source: GGP

Delaware North announces the promotion of Jim Houser to group president for three business lines

Delaware North announces the promotion of Jim Houser to group president for three business lines
Delaware North announces the promotion of Jim Houser to group president for three business lines

 

BUFFALO, N.Y., 2016-Oct-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Delaware North, one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world, has promoted Jim Houser to group president for Delaware North Sportservice, Delaware North’s parks and resorts business, and Delaware North’s Patina Restaurant Group.

Houser most recently served as president of the parks and resorts business and Delaware North’s operations in Australia and Asia. The company will begin an immediate search for his replacement in this role.

“Much of the incredible success and growth in our parks and resorts division over the last two years has been because of Jim’s strong leadership, knowledge of the hospitality industry and excellent client management skills,” Delaware North Co-CEO Lou Jacobs said. “Jim understands and appreciates the importance of our customers, clients and associates and brings a rigorous operational understanding to every role. I am confident in Jim’s ability to continue to bring innovation and passion to these businesses in his expanded role as group president.”

“Jim has been an integral part of the management team for the last decade and is an important part of our future plans,” Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr. said. “This move further positions us for growth as we build our management bench strength and ability to scale.”

The presidents of the three business lines will report to Houser, who will continue to report directly to Delaware North Executive Vice President and COO Rick Abramson.

A Delaware North veteran of more than 35 years, Houser began his career with Delaware North Sportservice, serving as general manager of the company’s operation at the former Cinergy Field in Cincinnati, the city where he had obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. An outstanding operator and leader, Houser rose steadily through the ranks and held the positions of director of labor relations and chief operating officer within Delaware North Sportservice. In those roles, he managed the division’s operations and its efforts to realize growth potential for its concessions, fine dining and retail groups.

Houser’s leadership, however, has hardly been limited to Delaware North Sportservice or the parks and resorts business. As vice president of administration – a role he held until 2012 – he oversaw Delaware North’s facilities, supply management, security, culinary and retail departments, as well as its environmental management system, GreenPath®, and its customer service program, GuestPath®. He has also overseen the company’s digital marketing and communications functions. Prior to his role as vice president of administration, Houser served as vice president of facilities planning, managing Delaware North’s multimillion-dollar portfolio of global design and construction projects in support of hospitality, food and retail services.

In 2006, Houser received the inaugural President’s Award of Excellence – Delaware North’s highest operational award. At that time, Delaware North President Charles Moran cited Houser’s unwavering commitment to operational excellence and his ability to support the company’s strategies in a world-class manner.

About Delaware North
Delaware North is one of the largest privately-held hospitality and food service companies in the world. Founded in 1915 and owned by the Jacobs family for more than 100 years, Delaware North has global operations at high-profile places such as sports and entertainment venues, national and state parks, destination resorts and restaurants, airports, and regional casinos. Our 60,000 employee associates are dedicated to creating special experiences one guest at a time in serving more than 500 million guests annually. Delaware North has annual revenue of about $3 billion in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming, and specialty retail industries. Learn more about Delaware North at www.delawarenorth.com.

Media Contact:
Victoria Hong
Director-Corporate Communications
250 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, New York 14202
Email: vhong@delawarenorth.com
Phone: 716-858-5420
Fax: 716-858-5125

Source: Delaware North

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InTalent: Inditex and University of Coruña launch programme for recruitment and promotion of scientific researchers

Arteixo, Spain, 2016-Oct-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — The chairman and CEO of Inditex, Pablo Isla, and the dean of the University of Coruña (UDC), Julio Abalde, signed a collaboration agreement this morning for the creation of a programme for the recruitment and promotion of scientific researchers that is international in scope.

The programme, called InTalent, will enable scientists with a proven track record abroad to carry on their research projects at the University’s facilities, thereby improving the latter’s faculty and research capabilities while boosting its students’ chances of finding work and enterprising. Inditex will contribute €1.45 million to financing the researchers and their specific projects through 2021.

At the signing ceremony, which took place in the University’s rectorate, the dean explained that UDC’s goal is to “foster the ability to retain the talent nurtured at the University itself, facilitate the return of outstanding researchers and attract prestigious scientists”.

UDC will select six scientists who will be gradually brought in in pairs via tenders to take place in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Each researcher’s programme will last for two years with a two-year extension option. At the end of each researcher’s stint, the University may take them on as faculty or research staff. The participating scientists will be selected by a committee that will use merit-based methodology to vet their research trajectories. The panel will also assess the scientific and/or social impact of the candidates’ research work.

Social Responsibility Chair since 2010

UDC and Inditex jointly created the Social Responsibility Chair in 2010. Its mission is to promote a space for insightful community thinking, academic training and applied research in the area of social responsibility and innovation by government and public entities, private companies and non-profit entities.

For any press request please contact with:

Communication and Corporate Affairs Division
Edificio Inditex
Avda. de la Diputación s/n
15143 – Arteixo
A Coruña – ESPAÑA

Tlf: +34 981 185 400
Fax: +34 981 185 544
comunicacion@inditex.com

Source: Inditex

Tractor Supply Company announces the promotion of Steve Barbarick to President and Chief Merchandising Officer

BRENTWOOD, TN , 2016-May-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, today announced that Steve Barbarick has been promoted to President and Chief Merchandising Officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Barbarick will continue to lead the merchandising, marketing, inventory management, omni-channel, distribution and logistics teams. He will continue to report to Chief Executive Officer Greg Sandfort.

“Steve has been an integral part of the Tractor Supply team for the past 18 years. He has been a driving force behind the continued evolution of the business and the development of key merchandise, sales, margin and marketing initiatives and has more recently begun providing his leadership in the areas of inventory management, omni-channel, distribution and logistics,” stated Greg Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Sandfort further stated, “Steve has a commitment to servant leadership and a deep understanding and passion for our business and customer base. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him as we execute our long term growth strategy in the years ahead.”

Mr. Barbarick joined Tractor Supply Company as a Buyer in 1998. He has held positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager, Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Executive Vice President, Merchandising and Marketing and most recently, Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising Officer since March 2015.

About Tractor Supply Company
At March 26, 2016, Tractor Supply Company operated 1,521 stores in 49 states. The Company’s stores are focused on supplying the lifestyle needs of recreational farmers and ranchers and others who enjoy the rural lifestyle, as well as tradesmen and small businesses. Stores are located primarily in towns outlying major metropolitan markets and in rural communities. The Company offers the following comprehensive selection of merchandise: (1) equine, livestock, pet and small animal products, including items necessary for their health, care, growth and containment; (2) hardware, truck, towing and tool products; (3) seasonal products, including heating, lawn and garden items, power equipment, gifts and toys; (4) work/recreational clothing and footwear; and (5) maintenance products for agricultural and rural use.

Contact:
Christine Skold
Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
(614) 440-4000

Media:
Alecia Pulman/Brittany Rae Fraser
ICR
(203) 682-8200
TSCO@icrinc.com

Source: Tractor Supply Company

National Grocers Association announces the promotion of four staff members

Arlington, VA, 2016-1-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today the promotions of four of its staff.

Greg Ferrara has been named Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs. Ferrara will continue in his role overseeing the government relations and communications and marketing departments as well as serving as NGA’s chief lobbyist. Having first joined NGA in November 2005, Greg brings a wealth of experience in the grocery industry having managed the operations for his family’s century-old supermarket in New Orleans before the store was ultimately destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. He has also worked as a corporate project manager for Associated Grocers in Baton Rouge, LA. Ferrara was recognized in 2015 as one of Association TRENDS Leading Lobbyists. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans and is a fellow of the prestigious Institute of Politics at Loyola University.

Matthew R. Ott, M.S., CAE, CMP has been named to Chief Operating Officer. During his time at NGA, Ott has overseen NGA’s membership, business development, partnership and technology initiatives. In addition to his current responsibilities, Ott will have an expanded role in NGA’s office operations and administration. Prior to joining NGA in 2011, Ott has held various management positions within the association and non-profit industries with a focus on increasing organizational growth opportunities. In 2013, Ott was named as one of six Association TRENDS Young and Aspiring Professionals and was named to Association Forum of Chicagoland and USAE’s list of the top 40 Under Forty, recognizing the top young talent in the association and non-profit industries. Ott has also been recently recognized by BIZNOW as a member of the 2016 Trending 40: Association and Non-Profit Innovators. He is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire (M.S.) and George Mason University (B.S.).

Maggie Lyons has been promoted to Senior Director of Government Relations. Lyons will take on an expanded role in managing NGA’s relationship with Congress and federal agencies to advance the organization’s legislative and regulatory priorities. She will also work more closely on supervising NGA’s Grocers PAC political giving and fundraising strategy. Lyons came to NGA in January of 2014 from Capitol Hill, where she served as deputy chief of staff for a senior member of the House Agriculture Committee. Prior to her time spent working in the U.S. House, Lyons worked for a Washington-based think tank, and served on the staff of a U.S. Senator. Lyons is a graduate of Elon University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications.

Laura Strange has been promoted to Senior Director of Communications and Marketing. She will continue in her role running NGA’s communications and media relations functions in addition to managing marketing for NGA events and programs. Strange joined NGA in the fall of 2013, coming from Capitol Hill where she served as communications director for a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and prior to that a member on the House Appropriations Committee. In addition to having professional experience on Capitol Hill, Strange worked in the government affairs department for Yahoo! Inc., and in the communications and marketing division for a trade association. She earned a Master’s degree in Public Relations from George Washington University, and her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of South Carolina.

“Each of these individuals has extensive experience in their areas of expertise and provides NGA with immense knowledge that expands beyond the food industry. They are great assets to this organization and I look forward to working with each as they continue to grow in their roles and work towards NGA’s goal to strengthen the independent supermarket industry,” said Peter J. Larkin, NGA President and CEO.

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Suite 250
Arlington, VA, 22201
(703) 516-0700
Fax (703) 516-0115

SOURCE: National Grocers Association

Allsaints Spitalfields Sale Continues; New Lines Added And Up To 60% Off Selected Styles

AllSaints Spitalfields continue their sale, now with new lines added. Shop selected Sale items with up to 60% off, both in-store and online at AllSaints.com.

The AllSaints Sale continues, now with up to 60% off selected styles; both in-store and online at AllSaints.com.

With new lines now included in the up to 60% off promotion, there is even more Sale shopping inspiration for AllSaints brand loyalists to explore.

In Menswear, the Graphic T-shirts category offers a range of scoop and V-neck printed tee’s, like the ‘Slide Raw Scoop’, each with a unique finish and heavy garment wash to give faded vintage accents. Each piece is made from light weight cotton jersey for a super soft handle, making them an essential in Mens daywear dressing.

For the perfect tailored cut in superior flannels, Italian cloth and British tweed, be sure to view the Men’s Tailoring ange. This essential category includes a wide choice of and double breasted Blazers, suit Trousers, and smart Tuxedo styles that can be dressed up or down to suit every occasion.

For Women seeking Cashmere essentials at a fraction of the price, look no further than the premium Cashmere collection Fitted ‘Rusty Queen’ cardigans in mid weight wools, super soft ‘Char’ cable knit gloves, and matching ‘Char’ scarves are all key layering luxuries for creating warm, understated Winter look.

The ever popular Women’s Dress collection also includes an even bigger mix of must have Womenswear Sale styles, now at up to 60% off. Explore the range for the ultimate AllSaints eveningwear and discover striking pieces, such as the 100% silk Contention Dress and the signature hand embellished Paloma Cap Sleeve Dress.

Also further reduced in the AllSaints Sale are military inspired Footwear, everyday tote Bags and bespoke Chareau Jewellery pieces.

AllSaints Online make purchasing even easier for the Sales shopper, offering FREE standard shipping to the UK and Europe and FREE International delivery to a large number of worldwide destinations on all orders of over £250.

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Allsaints Spitalfields Further Reductions; Up To 60% Off Selected Styles; Beginning 14th January 2012

AllSaints Spitalfields continue their Sale with further reductions beginning 14th January 2012. Shop selected Sale lines with up to 60% off, both in-store and online at AllSaints.com.

The AllSaints Sale continues, with up to 60% off selected styles both in-store and online at AllSaints.com. With further reductions on selected Sale styles; there is no shortage of options for brand loyalists.

In Menswear, outerwear is an essential category that includes a wide choice of Italian wool Pea Coats, fully lined Parkas and Vintage inspired Biker Jackets for keeping warm in the final months of Winter.

For the perfect wash and fit at a significantly discounted price, be sure to check out the Mens Denim range. The authentic collection of vintage inspired jeans include straight, slim, skinny and tapered fits to suit every leg shape. These styles come in a variety of laundered and treated finishes that are innovatively developed to ensure that the denims can be lived in, whilst guaranteeing optimum durability.

For Women seeking stylishly classic sale items, the luxurious dress category promises inspiration. Heavily hand beaded embellishment, garment washed leather and watercolour print silks are just some of the ever popular styles that make up the AllSaints Dress collection and provide classic styling pieces to suit every occasion.

Knitwear is also a key category for channelling the ever popular layering trend and keeping warm in these chillier months. The collection includes a mix of mid weight cashmere cardigans, ideal for creating luxurious yet understated looks, and chunky cable knit capes and jumpers made from premium lambswool blend yarn.

Also available in the AllSaints Sale are premium leather Handbags, hand finished Footwear and essential jersey Loungewear.

AllSaints Online make purchasing even easier for the Sales shopper, offering FREE standard shipping to the UK and Europe and FREE International delivery to a large number of worldwide destinations on all orders of over £250.

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Allsaints Spitalfields Further Reductions; Up To 50% Off Selected Lines

AllSaints Spitalfields continue their Sale with further reductions. Shop selected sale styles with up to 50% off, both instore and online at AllSaints.com.

The AllSaints Sale continues with up to 50% off selected styles; both in store and online at AllSaints.com.

AllSaints offer Free delivery on all UK and European orders from the UK AllSaints.com website; while International orders are dispatched with Free delivery on orders over £250.

With further reductions on selected Sale styles; there is no shortage of options for fans of the brand. In Menswear, knitwear is an exciting category that includes a mix of mid weight lambswool styles, ideal for layering to complete an on point look and chunky styles made from a luxury alpaca blend yarn to keep warm in the Winters final months.

Furthermore, be sure to check out the Mens denim range to find the perfect wash at a fraction of the usual cost. The authentic vintage washes and innovative treatments are developed to ensure that AllSaints jeans can be lived in whilst evoking optimum durability and include a range of straight leg, slim fit and tapered fits.

For women looking for sale shopping inspiration, look no further than the luxurious design led Leather Jackets. Slim fitting suede shearling, heavily washed premium Italian leather and high standard colourfast sheepskin inspire AllSaints signature fitted silhouettes and are all essential styling items for winter. In addition, AllSaints are offering a wide range of sale womens footwear to compliment any outfit. Continuing on a vintage look, durable leather military boots are available as well as high pull boots that can also be worn at the ankle and luxurious authentic sheepskin slouchy calf boots.

Also available in the AllSaints Sale are accessories, small leather items and jewellery.

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Allsaints Spitalfields Launch Exclusive Online Christmas Promotion

Struggling with those last minute gift ideas? AllSaints have launched an exclusive online promotion just in time! For one day only receive 25% off EVERYTHING at AllSaints.com, when using the promotional code, CHRISTMAS, at the online basket page.

This promotion ends at 23:59 GMT on Friday 16th December; which is also the last day for guaranteed Christmas Delivery to UK addresses.

For some festive inspiration we recommend shopping for her from the Knitwear and Embellishment ranges, where you will find delicate, but densely hand-embellished pieces like the Orna Devo Dress and Erodes Skirt. The Cashmere jumpers and cardigans, inspired by traditional Pearly Kings and Queens, feature mother of pearl components and metal beads; adding a quirky take on a Pearly Queen graphic.

Meanwhile, for Him, we’re looking towards the Sterling Silver collection; exclusively available online only. The Encrypt Ring is a classic style and comes with a suede leather pouch. Or for the Technology-minded loved ones, the Hoist iPhone and iPad cases are essential gifts!

Still not sure what to purchase ahead of the big day? An AllSaints Gift Card is the ultimate last minute gift, perfect for all your loved ones. AllSaints Gift Cards come in the signature distressed style; allowing the recipient to choose their most coveted pieces from the Winter 2011 collection. The AllSaints Gift Card is redeemable both in standalone UK stores and European stores* and online with a purchase value of up to £1000/€1000.

*Gift Cards can only be spent in the currency of which they were purchased. GBP Gifts Cards can only be redeemed against GBP purchases. EUR Gift Cards can only be redeemed against EUR purchases.

Please also note that online Top-Up for existing Gift Cards is currently unavailable.

Gift Cards are not included in the one day Christmas online promotion.

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