JUNE 11, 2014 | ISSUE 166
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Mattress Firm Names New CFO/EVP

Houston - Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has promoted Alex Weiss to executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, effective July 30, 2014. 

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Dollar General to Open Stores in Three New States 

Goodlettsville, Tenn. - The major discount retailer will begin construction on stores in Maine and Rhode Island this fall with plans to expand into Oregon in early 2015.

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M&M's World Opens First Store in France

Paris - The symbolic store entrance is a replica of Paris' Arc de Triomphe, with M&M's characters on either side, one with a beret and a French flag and the other holding a French baguette.

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Helping Shopping Centers Save Water During a Drought 


HydroPoint releases new drought and water compliance management tools for smart irrigation system.



Petaluma, Calif. - HydroPoint Data Systems, an established leader in smart water management solutions, has released some new tools and updated features in the spring edition of its WeatherTRAK® Central™ Internet Management software, available with its line of WeatherTRAK® smart irrigation controllers.


"As a veteran provider of smart water management solutions for urban landscapes and a company headquartered in one of the regions hardest hit by the ongoing drought, we knew we had to evolve our Web-based tools to help our customers better configure and manage their drought response and water window compliance," says Chris Spain, president and CEO of HydroPoint.


New management tools include:


* Drought Manager: Helps site managers proactively adhere to drought restrictions, avoiding fines and penalties. Site managers can set up, track and manage compliance for each stage of their local water agency's drought program.


* Water Window Compliance: Provides site managers with a compliance validation tool, minimizing fines and liabilities by ensuring each site is meeting water agency or site-specific water window policies.


Additional enhancements were also made to:


Water Budget Manager: The newest version allows site-to-site and year-over-year water comparisons of water consumption units and associated dollars with enhanced graphing options.


* Advanced Account Administration: New multi-level access management makes it easier for administrators to manage users, including allowing full access control to authorized people reducing their administrative overhead.


* Controller Reporting: A new scheduled multi-controller change analysis report to more easily monitor and analyze controller settings within the system.


For more information, visit www.hydropoint.com/spring-2014/.





SOURCE: HydroPoint



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