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Week of Mon, Jan 3rd, 2011

Supervalu names Haugarth new chief merchant

Supervalu Inc. has appointed Janel Haugarth, who had been executive vice president, president and chief operating officer of supply chain services, to the new position of executive vice president, merchandising and logistics.

Retailers see sales weaken in December

Shoppers grew cautious in December, and their mood translated into softer same-store sales growth for retailers.

Winn-Dixie makes flurry of exec changes

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. has named a new retail operations head and said its marketing chief is leaving the company, with his duties to be divided among several executives going forward.

BJ's shakes up management, plans store closings

Amid disappointing sales and takeover rumors, BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. has shaken up management and unveiled plans to close five underperforming stores and restructure its home office and some field operations.

Retail services chief named at Kmart, Sears

Sears Holdings Corp. has promoted Deidra Cheeks Merriwether to senior vice president and president of retail services.

Winn-Dixie introduces smartphone app

Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. is catering to mobile customers with the launch of a smartphone application offering store location and shopping functionality.

Weis Markets cuts, freezes prices on key items

Weis Markets Inc. has kicked off the new year by lowering prices on 2,400 staple items.

Dollar General aims to extend its reach

Dollar General Corp. is slated to create 6,000 new jobs with its plan to open 625 new stores during its 2011 fiscal year.

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