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Cellfire adds Giant Eagle to e-coupon solutions network

BY Allison Cerra

SAN JOSE, Calif. A provider of electronic and mobile coupon solutions has added a grocery chain to its list of clients.

Cellfire said Monday that it expanded its nationwide electronic grocery coupon program with the addition of Giant Eagle, a Cleveland-based supermarket chain with more than 200 locations throughout Ohio, western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and western Maryland. Cellfire coupons are available and redeemable at more than 200 locations that include Giant Eagle, Giant Eagle Market District, Giant Eagle Express and GetGo from Giant Eagle.

To start saving, shoppers simply can sign up on Cellfire.com via cell phone or computer and register their Giant Eagle Advantage Card for the free discount service. They also may register their card and browse ‘eOffers’ at the “Save” section on GiantEagle.com. Discounts are taken at checkout with a swipe of the card and the savings are displayed on the customer’s receipt. Once the coupon is used or expired, it automatically is deleted from the Cellfire account and the Advantage Card.

“The addition of Giant Eagle allows Cellfire to offer grocery coupons and discounts to consumers at even more locations nationwide,” said Robert Drescher, CEO of Cellfire. “We’ve hit a major milestone as Cellfire now has the most expansive grocery network for electronic couponing in the United States. Giant Eagle’s participation clearly demonstrates the momentum from grocers to deliver value and engage consumers through digital offers.”

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RSVP Group names Hayes Reilly as principal

BY Allison Cerra

EWING, N.J. A global human resources and management consultancy firm has appointed a new principal, the company announced this week.

In his new role, Hayes Reilly will have special responsibility for the fast-moving consumer goods and consumer healthcare products industries at the RSVP Group. Reilly will aid RSVP’s North American business while also significantly adding to its global reach, the company said.

Reilly has more than 12 years of experience in the retained executive search industry, with roles at top global firms in addition to founding his own, as well as 15 years of sales and marketing management experience with FMCG industries with roles at such companies as Unilever.

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Kinney Drugs promotes Burgess, hires former Duckwall-Alco SVP

BY Alaric DeArment

GOUVERNEUR, N.Y. Kinney Drugs has promoted 31-year veteran Michael Burgess to VP financial planning and treasury services, the retail pharmacy chain said Friday.

Kinney, which operates stores in central and northern New York state and Vermont, also hired Jim Spencer as director of retail operations.

Burgess will be responsible for the oversight of the corporate budget and capital spending that will direct financial and budgeting practices, managing corporate cash functions, treasury and accounting activity while continuing to provide strategic analysis and management of insurance and financial risk management programs.

Spencer will be responsible for front-end store operations. He has worked in the retail industry for 20 years, working for Walmart and, most recently, Duckwall-Alco Stores, where he was SVP operations.

“Mike and Jim’s industry experience will complement our mission of providing the highest quality pharmacy, health and retail services to the communities we serve,” Kinney president and COO Bridget-ann Hart said. “We will continue to benefit from Mike’s expertise while welcoming Jim’s retail proficiencies to the Kinney family.”

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