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Kmart distributes more than $150 million in points to loyalty-program members

BY Alaric DeArment

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart is distributing extra points to members of its loyalty program to mitigate the effects of high living costs, the retailer said Friday.

The mass merchandise retail chain said it would distribute more than $150 million worth of points to Shop Your Way Rewards members across the country, allowing them to redeem the extra points through March 7 on such items as groceries, clothing, electronics and home goods.

"Kmart is here to help American families today and every pay day, and we want to thank our members for being loyal customers by giving them points they can redeem on the things they need most, like groceries for their family," Sears Holdings EVP and president for marketing, online and financial services Imran Jooma said. "Despite cost of living increases that can put a strain on the wallet, your dollars stretch far at Kmart, especially for our Shop Your Way Rewards members."

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Giant-Landover donates $10,000 to NCCF for Black History Month

BY Alaric DeArment

LANDOVER, Md. — Ahold USA banner Giant Food of Landover, Md., presented a check for $10,000 to the National Center for Children and Families at a Giant store in Washington, D.C., to mark Black History Month and the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s "I Have a Dream" speech. NCCF executive director Sheryl Brissett Chapman, recently featured in Giant’s Profiles in Excellence publication, accepted the donation.

Pictured in the photo, left to right: John Hicks, district director, Giant; Joe Adams, store manager; Walter Nash Jr., founder and CEO, Lefty’s Spices; Steve Lerman, manager of staffing and diversity, Giant; Sheryl Brissett Chapman; Walter Nash Sr., Lefty’s Spices; Robin Anderson, human resources director, Giant; Jennifer Gonzalez, event specialist, Giant.

 

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ABC shareholders re-elect eight board members

BY Michael Johnsen

NAPLES, Fla. — Eight directors were elected to serve on the board for AmerisourceBergen for a one-year term at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting held here Thursday, the wholesaler announced. Of the eight, Douglas Conant was up for election before shareholders for the first time. AmerisourceBergen’s board voted Conant in on Jan. 2. 

Retiring from the board is Charles Cotros, who has served as a director since January 2002. “I want to thank Charles for his eleven years of outstanding service to AmerisourceBergen,” stated Richard Gozon, AmeriscourceBergen chairman. “We will miss his insight and counsel, and we wish him all the best in his retirement.”

The AmerisourceBergen board of directors is comprised of nine members, all of whom are independent directors, except president and CEO Steven Collis. The ninth member of the board is Jane Henney, retired professor, Internal Medicine and Public Health Service, College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.


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