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Issue 04-11-2016

Kroger tabs two to lead divisions

CINCINNATI — Kroger Co. last month announced it had promoted two executives to the role of division president. Michael Marx, who had served as vice president of people operations for Kroger, became president of the Wisconsin division of Roundy’s. Don Rosanova, who had been serving as executive vice president of operations at Roundy’s, is now

New CEO is appointed at Dollarama

New CEO is appointed at Dollarama

MONTREAL — Dollarama Inc. announced last month that the board of directors has appointed Neil Rossy as president and chief executive officer, effective May 1. Company founder Larry Rossy will continue to play an active role in key areas of Dollarama’s business as executive chairman. “Succession planning has been an important focus for the board

Amazon adds more Dash Buttons

SEATTLE — Since announcing their introduction a year ago, Amazon.com Inc. has tripled the lineup of brands available via Amazon Dash Button to its Prime members, the company recently ­announced. Members can now choose from over 100 Dash Buttons representing top-name brands across dozens of retail categories and thousands of products. With Dash Buttons, Prime

Applicants flock to Target + Techstars accelerator program

Applicants flock to Target + Techstars accelerator program

MINNEAPOLIS — More than 500 start-ups from 32 states and 45 countries applied to be admitted to the Target + Techstars Retail accelerator program. According to an article in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the accelerator will name 10 winning companies that will move into 8,000 square feet of space at Target Corp.’s Minneapolis headquarters

Mass retail: a status report

Mass retail: a status report

The first quarter of the new calendar year is history — and the mass retailing community still bubbles with more questions than answers. Few major mass retailers have dramatically altered course in response to changes in the marketplace. Many grocery retailers have continued to perform well during trying times. Target, notably, has recovered its stride