Albertsons Companies Promotes President & COO

Boise, Idaho — Albertsons Companies has promoted its executive vice president and chief operating officer, Wayne Denningham, to president and chief operating officer for Albertsons Companies. Bob Miller remains chairman and CEO, a role he has held since April 2015.

Sears Earns 2017 ENERGY STAR® Partner Of The Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings has been named a 2017 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award winner for continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Sears' accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2017.

7-Eleven® To Power Most Texas Stores with Wind Energy

Irving, Texas — 7-Eleven, Inc. has signed an agreement with TXU Energy to purchase 100% Texas wind energy for all its Texas stores located in competitive energy markets. The 96-month wind energy agreement, which impacts 425 stores, starts June 1, 2018, and is expected to reduce 7-Eleven's carbon footprint by 6.7% while providing significant operating expense savings.

Macy’s Names New CEO

Cincinnati — The board of directors of Macy’s, Inc. has unanimously elected Jeff Gennette as chief executive officer, effective March 23, 2017. A 30-year veteran of Macy's, Gennette succeeds Terry J. Lundgren, who will continue as executive chairman.

Highlight For Buy-Low

With a strong commitment to its customers, Buy-Low Foods installed reliable, energy-efficient LED lighting that helped enhance both the shopper experience and Buy-Low’s bottom line.

Let’s Get Physical

The physical retail environment is changing to accommodate an omni-channel approach to retail. That’s having an impact on how space is used, and changing the purpose of retail space as we know it.

Rogers & Hollands Jewelers Debuts New Outlet Store Concept

Chicago — For the first time in its 117-year history, Rogers & Hollands Jewelers is launching a new discount store model, Rogers & Hollands Outlet, this April. Two Chicago-area Rogers & Hollands locations, one in North Riverside Park Mall and one in Golf Mill Shopping Center, have been selected to be rebranded, remodeled and reopened as Rogers & Hollands Outlet. 

GTM Architects Collaborates on Design of 6 New Sugar Factory Locations

Bethesda, Md. — GTM Architects, an award-winning residential and commercial architectural firm, has completed some design work with Sugar Factory American Brasserie at six new locations across the U.S., including three that recently opened: a 9,000-square-foot restaurant in Chicago, Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Conn., and its largest restaurant in Las Vegas.

First KOHLER Signature Store in Canada To Open in Vancouver

Vancouver — Kohler Co. is expanding availability of its renowned kitchen and bathroom products with the opening of the first Canadian KOHLER Signature Store at West Broadway and Fir Street in Vancouver. The new store, solely owned and operated by EMCO Corporation, will open at the end of March.

Kroger Names President of Fred Meyer Stores

Cincinnati — The Kroger Co. has named Joe Grieshaber as its new president of Fred Meyer Stores, replacing Jeff Burt, who resigned on March 20, 2017 to become Target Corporation’s senior vice president of grocery, fresh food and beverage. Grieshaber had been serving as president of Kroger's Columbus, Ohio, division.

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