Kart-Smart releases biodegradable, sanitary shopping cart handle
OXNARD, Calif. Kart-Smart on Wednesday introduced its Bio-degradable and Recyclable shopping cart handle cover that is designed to ensure a sanitary shopping experience.
The handle covers are positioned through a dispensing unit alongside shopping carts and are easily applied, and removed, by the consumer.
The product protects against viruses and bacteria that can be harbored on a shopping cart handle, the company stated.
Fred’s names Efird to be CEO
MEMPHIS, Tenn. Discount retailer Fred’s last week promoted its president Bruce Efird, adding the role of chief executive officer effective Feb. 1, which kicks off Fred’s next fiscal year.
Efird, who will retain the title of president and remains a director of the company, will succeed Michael Hayes, who will remain Fred’s chairman.
“We are excited to announce this next step in our plan to provide new leadership at Fred’s and lay the groundwork for an orderly transition over the next two months,” Hayes said. “When Bruce joined Fred’s as president in September 2007, he brought to the company a wealth of experience in merchandising, marketing and management from various retail venues. Over the last 15 months, he has applied these skills creatively in helping conceptualize, develop and implement one of the most significant and far-reaching strategic plans in the company’s history.”
Prior to joining Fred’s, Efird was executive vice president-merchandising for Meijer, a leading grocery retailer in the Midwest that fields more than $13 billion in sales. Prior to that, Efird held management positions with Bruno’s Supermarkets and Food Lion.
Take Care opens clinic in Chicago area
CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, announced on Friday the opening of a new clinic in the Chicago area.
With this new opening in Orland Park, Take Care has 33 clinics in the market.
The company currently operates 305 clinics throughout 17 states.