JUNE 25, 2014 | ISSUE 168
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Sam's Club Opening in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. - Measuring approximately 136,000 square feet, the new store will feature a fresh bakery, a tire and battery center, a café and a fuel station. 

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Toys"R"Us Names New CFO 

Wayne, N.J. - Michael J. Short most recently was executive vice president and chief financial officer of AutoNation for 7 years.

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Englewood Construction Retail Group Begins Two New Projects

Chicago - Englewood Construction's retail group has begun work on two new projects, including an American Girl Store in Orlando, Fla. Read more.






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Walmart Canada Names New President & CEO 




Mississauga, Ontario (Canada) - Walmart Canada has named Dirk Van den Berghe as president and CEO. Van den

Van den Berghe

Berghe will assume his new role effective August 1 and will report to Shelley Broader who was recently promoted to president and CEO of Walmart's EMEA Region, which encompasses the retailer's operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada.


Van den Berghe holds 30 years of international experience across Europe, Asia and the United States. He joins Walmart from the Delhaize Group, a leading global food retailer with operations in eight countries and three continents where most recently he was CEO for the company's Belgium and Luxembourg operations.


"We're very pleased Dirk will be leading Walmart Canada as we celebrate 20 amazing years of saving Canadians money so they can live better," says Broader. "Under Dirk's leadership, Delhaize has been successful in several countries, and his vast experience will allow us to strengthen our growing food business in Canada and complements our highly-successful general merchandise operation. One of Walmart's greatest strengths is having exceptional leaders to drive our continued growth, and Dirk is a prime example of this talent."




SOURCE: Walmart Canada



Vendor News


Global Facility Management & Construction Adds Key Hire



Melville, N.Y. - Stacy Brown, who joins Global as director, strategic planning and development, previously spent 15 years with ServiceChannel. Read more.






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