Subway® appoints Len Van Popering as Vice President of Global Brand Management and Innovation

Milford, CT, 2017-Dec-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Subway® restaurants announces Len Van Popering has joined the company as Vice President of Global Brand Management and Innovation. Van Popering is charged with driving Subway’s ongoing global transformation through food innovation (including core menu items, snacks and beverages), brand positioning, visual identity, and channel development (including delivery, catering and mobile ordering).

“We are evolving our Global Marketing Team to reflect the contemporary vision we have for the company,” said Joe Tripodi, Chief Marketing Officer for Subway restaurants. “Len’s diverse background, collaborative approach and shared enthusiasm for Subway will help us expand the innovation and creativity so critical to our brand.”

“Few brands have the opportunity to impact dining habits worldwide as much as Subway does,” Van Popering commented. “I’m excited for the challenge to contribute to the transformation of this iconic brand.”

Van Popering brings more than 20 years of marketing, innovation and strategic planning experience from multiple brands in the food and beverage, apparel, retail, and paper and packaging spaces. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Innovation for Arby’s Restaurant Group, as Chief Marketing Officer at Logan’s Roadhouse and as Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Russell Corporation.

About Subway® Restaurants
Subway® offers a fresh alternative to traditional fast food, serving 7 million made-to order sandwiches a day. Guests choose from 37 million combinations of quality proteins, fresh vegetables, and bread baked daily. The world’s largest restaurant chain serves nutritious and delicious subs, soups, and salads at more than 44,000 restaurants in 113 countries. The Subway® experience is also delivered online at www.Subway.com and through the Subway® App, available in select markets at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Founded by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Dr. Peter Buck more than 52 years ago, Subway® is still a family-owned business today working with more than 21,000 dedicated franchisees in communities around the world.

Subway® is a registered trademark of Subway® IP Inc.

Contact:
Subway:
Bob Brown
press@subway.com

Ruder Finn:
Emily Rossi
rossie@RuderFinn.com

Source: Subway

Diebold Nixdorf announces the promotion of Patricia A. Lang to vice president, chief people officer

Diebold Nixdorf announces the promotion of Patricia A. Lang to vice president, chief people officer

 

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Oct-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) today (23 October 2017) announced that Patricia A. Lang has been promoted to vice president, chief people officer. She will be responsible for leading all employee-focused initiatives and human resource operations affecting Diebold Nixdorf’s 24,000 people globally. She will report to Andy W. Mattes, Diebold Nixdorf president and chief executive officer, and is based at the company’s headquarters in North Canton.

“Patty’s experience and in-depth knowledge in all facets of human resource functions, including the integration of complex, multicultural companies, makes her a perfect fit to lead our employee-focused efforts,” said Mattes. “Culture and talent are key pillars in our DN2020 multi-year transformation program, and Patty will help strengthen our commitment to create and sustain a collaborative environment in which our employees can thrive.”

Lang joined Diebold, Incorporated in 2012 to lead the company’s global rewards, human resources information systems (HRIS) and people analytics organizations. Prior to joining Diebold, Lang worked at Mylan N.V., where she held various roles including the HR lead on M&A activities, with responsibility for all HR-related activity including counsel to the company’s CEO and president. She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and related fields, successfully holding various leadership positions in human resources operations and consulting at companies such as Alcoa, Mercer, Conduent and Cigna.

Lang is a native of Washington, Pa., and has residences in the Pittsburgh and North Canton areas. She received a bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University in business administration with a concentration in Information Technology & Management. She also holds various certifications in human capital management, mergers and acquisitions, global employee benefits, manufacturing business systems and the Toyota Production System.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Media Relations:

Mike Jacobsen
APR
+1-330-490-3796
michael.jacobsen@dieboldnixdorf.com

Investor Relations:

Steve Virostek
+1-330-490-6319
steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com

SOURCE: Diebold Nixdorf

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Devon R. Watson appointed vice president, chief marketing officer of Diebold Nixdorf

Devon R. Watson appointed vice president, chief marketing officer of Diebold Nixdorf

 

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, 2017-Oct-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) today (Oct. 4, 2017) announced Devon R. Watson has been named vice president, chief marketing officer. In this newly created position Watson, an experienced strategy and business development leader, will lead the company’s global marketing operations and strategy, focusing on driving growth through industry thought leadership and effective customer-facing campaigns. Watson will report to Andy W. Mattes, president and chief executive officer.

“During the past five years with the company, Devon has become a very effective and passionate ambassador for Diebold Nixdorf and our efforts to bring to life our “connected commerce” message for our customers,” said Mattes.  “Given Devon’s experience in developing and growing businesses throughout his career — especially in software, which represents a big growth opportunity for our company — he is a perfect fit to take our marketing efforts to the next level.”

Watson joined Diebold, Incorporated in 2012 and has held a number of leadership roles in solution strategy and innovation. Most recently, he served as vice president, software strategy and operations. Prior to joining Diebold, Watson held go-to-market positions in software, cloud-based services and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.  Watson also co-founded a SaaS analytics start-up.

Watson is a native of Skaneateles, N.Y., and currently resides in North Canton, Ohio. He received a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Media Relations:
Mike Jacobsen
APR
+1-330-490-3796
michael.jacobsen@dieboldnixdorf.com

Investor Relations:
Steve Virostek
+1-330-490-6319
steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com

SOURCE: Diebold Nixdorf

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Diebold Nixdorf appoints Ben Gale vice president, UK/Ireland

NORTH CANTON, Ohio and PADERBORN, Germany, 2017-Aug-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Diebold Nixdorf (NYSE: DBD) today (Aug. 23, 2017) announced that Ben Gale has been appointed vice president, UK/Ireland. In this role, Gale will be responsible for leading and overseeing Diebold Nixdorf’s business operations in the UK and Ireland.

With more than 20 years of experience in the IT sector, Ben has held senior roles at Xerox, NCR and The Logic Group. He has significant experience in both the retail banking and retail industries and has successfully grown and developed businesses across services, software and hardware portfolios. He will be based in Bracknell, England and report to Christian Weisser, senior vice president and managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa.

“We are very pleased to welcome Ben into the UK/Ireland business,” Weisser said. “The timing of this appointment is excellent following the recent launch of the Diebold Nixdorf brand in the UK and Ireland. Ben’s experience and successful track record as an IT leader will be extremely valuable as we further broaden relationships and provide connected commerce solutions for our customers in the region.”

About Diebold Nixdorf
Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated is a world leader in enabling connected commerce for millions of consumers each day across the financial and retail industries. Its software-defined solutions bridge the physical and digital worlds of cash and consumer transactions conveniently, securely and efficiently. As an innovation partner for nearly all of the world’s top 100 financial institutions and a majority of the top 25 global retailers, Diebold Nixdorf delivers unparalleled services and technology that are essential to evolve in an ‘always on’ and changing consumer landscape.

Diebold Nixdorf has a presence in more than 130 countries with approximately 24,000 employees worldwide. The organization maintains corporate offices in North Canton, Ohio, USA and Paderborn, Germany. Shares are traded on the New York and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol ‘DBD’. Visit www.DieboldNixdorf.com for more information.

Media Relations:
Mike Jacobsen
APR
+1-330-490-3796
michael.jacobsen@dieboldnixdorf.com

Investor Relations:
Steve Virostek
+1-330-490-6319
steve.virostek@dieboldnixdorf.com

Germany Media Relations:
Andreas Bruck
+49 151 1512 3018
andreas.bruck@dieboldnixdorf.com

SOURCE: Diebold Nixdorf

NGA promotes Laura Strange to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing

Arlington, VA, 2017-Jul-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Grocers Association (NGA), the national trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, announced today (Jul 24, 2017) that Laura Strange has been promoted to Vice President of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing.

Previously Strange served as Senior Director of Industry Relations, Communications, and Marketing. Strange joined NGA in the fall of 2013, coming from Capitol Hill where she served as communications director for Representative Bob Latta (OH-5), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, she held positions in the government affairs department for Yahoo! Inc. and in the communications and marketing division for a state taxpayer trade association. Strange earned a Master’s degree in Public Relations from George Washington University and her undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of South Carolina.

Strange will continue in her role overseeing NGA’s communications, media relations, and marketing departments. She will also be responsible for developing and implementing NGA’s strategy on a broad range of important industry relations initiatives.

“Laura has been a key member of the NGA team since she joined our organization over three and half years ago. She has built our communications department into a well-oiled, sophisticated operation that is proactive and works every day to advance the good work of NGA and to tell the great story of our independent supermarket members,” said NGA president and CEO Peter J. Larkin. “Laura has also worked collaboratively to enhance NGA’s marketing efforts, helping to drive member and non-member engagement and produce results that benefit the organization. NGA is fortunate to have a talented team that comes to work each day committed to serving our members and the overall industry. Laura is a key part of our team and will continue to lead our efforts going forward.”

“Laura’s Capitol Hill background has been instrumental in helping to advance many of our public policy priorities through her relationships with reporters and her ability to tell our member’s story. She is a tireless advocate for NGA’s members and for the local, family-owned grocers who are truly the backbone of our organization. In addition, her willingness to accept new challenges and think outside of the box has helped NGA continue to grow each year and better serve its membership. In her new role, she will continue to be a great leader and advocate for our members and industry,” said Greg Ferrara, NGA senior vice president of government relations and public affairs.

Contact:

Tel: (703) 516-0700
Fax: (703) 516-0115

Source: NGA

Barnes & Noble welcomes Carl Hauch as Vice President of Stores

New York, NY, 2017-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the world’s largest bookseller, today (July 10, 2017) announced that Carl Hauch has been named Vice President, Stores, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Hauch will be responsible for the entire retail store organization and profitable growth of the business, driving sales, training, developing talent and recruitment. Mr. Hauch will report directly to Demos Parneros, Chief Executive Officer.

“I am excited about Carl’s addition to our management team,” said Mr. Parneros. “He is an accomplished leader with a proven track record for driving results, and he is an important appointment as we position the Company for future growth.”Mr. Hauch joins Barnes & Noble from CityMD where he served as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all aspects of both front-of-house and back-of-house operations for one of the fastest growing and highest volume Urgent Care companies in the U.S. He is a knowledgeable leader with over 20 years of global experience in the direct-to-consumer industry.He started his career at Starbucks Coffee Company back in 1994, where he worked for 14 years, beginning as a Store Manager at one of the highest volume locations at the time. After only two years, he went on to become District Manager in midtown Manhattan, then Director of Operations New York, NY, Vice President of Operations, Starbucks Australia, and CEO, Managing Director of Starbucks Switzerland and Austria.

Mr. Hauch went on to Advance Auto Parts, a $9B retailer, where he made his way up the ranks from the SVP of Operations for the West, to SVP of Human Resources, and finally the SVP of National Operations and Customer Experience, where he was the head of store operations, asset protection and field human resources before coming to CityMD as the SVP Operations and getting promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Mr. Hauch is a graduate of Rutgers College with a Bachelor of Arts in English and also attended Rutgers Graduate School of Management.

About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products.  The Company operates 633 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com).  The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4.5 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com), plus periodicals and comics, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.

General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be obtained by visiting the Company’s corporate website at www.barnesandnobleinc.com.

Barnes & Noble®, Barnes & Noble Booksellers® and Barnes & Noble.com® are trademarks of Barnes & Noble, Inc. or its affiliates. NOOK® and the NOOK logos are trademarks of Nook Digital, LLC or its affiliates.

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All Contacts:

Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3323
mkeating@bn.com

Andy Milevoj
Vice President, Investor Relations
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
(212) 633-3489
amilevoj@bn.com

Source: Barnes & Noble, Inc.

eBay welcomes Cathy Foster as Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy

eBay welcomes Cathy Foster as Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy

 

She brings with her more than 20 years of public policy, regulatory and communications experience.

San Jose, California, 2017-May-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Cathy Foster, a seasoned government affairs and public policy leader, will join eBay as Vice President, Government Relations & Public Policy. In this role she will lead the Global Government Relations function and lead eBay’s legislative, policy, antitrust and government affairs work. She will also be responsible for maintaining important relationships with government officials and other stakeholders around the world. She will report to Marie Oh Huber, SVP Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary at eBay.

Cathy has more than 20 years of public policy, regulatory and communications experience. She joins eBay from Apple Inc., where most recently she was the head of Corporate Government Affairs.  During her long tenure at Apple, she was responsible for building the Global Government Affairs function under founder Steve Jobs. During her career, Cathy served as an Associate Director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House and worked on George H.W. Bush’s presidential campaign.

“We are pleased to welcome Cathy to eBay,” said Ms. Huber. “Cathy brings extensive global government affairs experience and will be a strong leader for eBay as we continue to advocate for our customers and our global business.”

Cathy will begin at eBay in mid-June, 2017 and will be based at eBay’s headquarters in San Jose, California.

Contact:

408) 376-7400

Source: eBay

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Tops Friendly Markets promotes Mark Lumadue to Vice President, Distribution

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts, announced the promotion of Mark Lumadue to Vice President, Distribution. In this role, Lumadue will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of operations at the distribution centers including: Grocery, Perishable and Freezer Operations; Transportation and Logistics, Process Quality, and Facilities. Mark will develop and ensure the execution of long-term strategies in distribution operations.

Lumadue is a key Tops executive who previously served as Manager of Supply Chain and most recently as Director of Logistics. Prior to his employment with Tops, Lumadue held positions with Ahold USA and Fisher Price.

“Mark’s extensive knowledge in operations, vendor relations, and project management have already proven to be an asset to Tops,” said John Persons, president and chief operating officer for Tops Friendly Markets. “Mark was also instrumental in the success of the relocation of our frozen warehouse to a new facility in West Seneca this past August. He managed the team’s efforts to re-profile and label racking, install IT systems, and created a transition plan, all while ensuring that there was no lapse in service to our stores.”

A graduate of Medaille College, Lumadue holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Mark resides in Williamsville, NY with his wife Susan and two sons.

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 172 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs over 16,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, western Vermont, and north central Massachusetts. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company’s website at www.topsmarkets.com.

Contact: 1-800-522-2522

Source: Tops Friendly Markets

Rack Room Shoes announces Brian Burnett to succeed Terry Apple as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager

CHARLOTTE, N.C., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Rack Room Shoes today (AUGUST 29, 2016 ) announced that footwear industry veteran Brian Burnett will succeed Terry Apple as Vice President and General Merchandise Manager on Thursday, Sept. 1. Apple, who currently serves as VP/GMM, will work with Burnett to ensure a seamless and orderly transition for an extended length of time.

A long time senior executive, Apple is known for a wide variety of company accomplishments that include setting new sales records for the brand, while overseeing the Mens’, Womens’, Athletics, Childrens’ and Accessories Buying Departments.

“Rack Room Shoes has accomplished more than I ever could have dreamed when I arrived 14 years ago,” said Apple. “I’m confident that this move ensures the company’s long-term success, and I look forward to working closely with Brian throughout the transition period.”

A footwear industry veteran, Burnett brings nearly 20 years of experience in strategy development, category management, merchandising and a variety of marketing skills to his new position. Previously, he served as Vice President, DMM Footwear and Socks for Denver-based Sports Authority, where he also held an earlier role as Senior Buyer – Men’s Athletic and Lifestyle Footwear.

Burnett will be responsible for the strategy behind Rack Room Shoes’ entire merchandising division. He was recently named to the 2015 SportsOneSource SGB 40 Under 40 list.

“A successful transition will allow us to maintain our positive sales momentum of the last five years,” said Mark Lardie, President and CEO of Rack Room Shoes. “Terry is my close, personal friend of 30 years and has been a beloved member of our team. With this announcement, we wish him the best and welcome Brian, his wife and two children to the Rack Room Shoes family.”

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is the family footwear retailer of choice. Known as an innovator in the shoe industry for more than 90 years, Rack Room Shoes offers a wide selection of nationally recognized and private brands of shoes for men, women and children in comfort, dress, casual and athletic categories. For more information, visit Rack Room Shoes’ website at www.rackroomshoes.com.

Media Contacts:
Kim Banks
704-953-9303
kim@fullcirclepr.com

Brenda Christmon
704-491-1850
bchristmon@rackroom.com

Source:  Rack Room Shoes