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Week of Mon, Jan 16th, 2012

Safeway appoints interim president at Vons

Tom Keller, president of Safeway Inc.'s Vons division, plans to retire next month after over four decades in the food retailing industry.

Walmart names new Sam's CEO, Walmart U.S. COO

A round of senior management changes is under way at Walmart, which has named a new chief executive officer for Sam's Club, whose current CEO is leaving, and promoted a pair of executives to fill two newly created posts: chief operating officer for its U.S. division and corporate chief administrative officer.

Stop & Shop relaunches no-frills private label

Stop & Shop is reintroducing its Guaranteed Value private label with a new look and new products.

H-E-B kicks off pricing, healthy food campaigns

H-E-B has begun major pricing and healthy shopper campaigns that it said will help customers realize more savings and improve their health in the new year.

Target puts plan to sell credit card receivables on hold

After about a year of active efforts, Target Corp. has decided to postpone its plan to sell its credit card receivables portfolio.

Harris Teeter launches pharmacy promotion

Harris Teeter aims to draw customers to its pharmacies through a new incentive program that ties into the grocery area.

Walmart names new e-commerce head

Walmart has appointed a former CBS executive to head its growing global e-commerce business.

Ahold USA to deploy new promotional platform

Ahold USA is slated to roll out new software from NCR Corp. that will enable the food retailer to sharpen management of customer offers and promotions.

BJ's adopts transportation management system

BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. is adopting a new transportation management solution to help streamline its transportation operations and pare costs.

Lynch to step down at Winn-Dixie

Peter Lynch, who has led Winn-Dixie Stores Inc. since December 2004, will resign as chairman, president and chief executive officer of the chain when its merger with BI-LO LLC is completed.

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