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Ulta Beauty names new board member

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced that Vanessa Wittman, SVP and CFO of Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility, has been appointed to its board and as a member of its audit committee.

Wittman joins the Ulta Beauty board with more than 25 years of experience in finance and technology. At Motorola Mobility, she leads the teams overseeing all financial activities as well as the teams in charge of strategy, real estate, workplace services and information technology. Prior to joining Motorola Mobility in 2012, Wittman served for four years as EVP and CFO of Marsh & McLennan Cos., a professional services company. She previously held CFO roles at cable television company Adelphia Communications, telecommunications services provider 360networks and software developer at consulting group Metricom.

Wittman has been a director of Sirius XM Holdings since April 2011, and currently serves as a member of its audit committee. She previously served as a director of Infospace, an Internet search company.

 

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Bi-Lo to convert three Winn-Dixie locations to Harveys

BY Michael Johnsen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo Holdings, parent company of Bi-Lo, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, on June 7 began to rebrand three Winn-Dixie stores as Harveys stores in Albany, Ga.

The stores will be closed through June 13, but to ensure prescription needs are met, the Winn-Dixie pharmacies will operate during normal business hours throughout the conversion. 

"Upon reopening as a Harveys, customers will be pleased to see the same smiling faces they have known for years as well as daily in-store savings programs from Harveys," said Jimmy Purvis, Harveys’ regional VP. "Plus, we will continue to offer traditional Winn-Dixie in-store savings programs, like the fuelperks! fuel reward program, which lets customers earn incredible gas savings every time they shop with their Harveys Hometown Rewards Key."

Similarly, the rebranded stores will continue to offer a prescription plan with more than 400 generic medications for $4 for a 30-day supply, $10 for a 90-day supply and several antibiotic medications at no cost. 

"As we marry the best offerings from Winn-Dixie with the best of Harveys, we believe our customers will be very happy with the outcome," Purvis said. 

In February, Bi-Lo Holdings received approval from the Federal Trade Commission to proceed with the transaction in which Bi-Lo Holdings will acquire substantially all of the stores in the Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s supermarket chains from Delhaize.

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Weis Markets expands online shopping to 17 locations

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets last week announced it will offer online shopping with in-store pick-up at its Fogelsville, Pa., store beginning June 8.

Weis Online Shopping is available at WeisMarkets.com/OnlineShopping. It allows customers to order online and pay through a secure PayPal system or at the store with curbside checkout. Each order is handpicked by trained personal shoppers and then carefully stored until pick-up. Customers can use their Weis Preferred Shopper’s card to save on their order and earn gas rewards. They can also browse the weekly online circular and add sale items to their cart. Paper and eCoupons are also accepted.

“Weis Online Shopping offers our customers the best of both worlds: the in-store shopping experience with online convenience," said Kurt Schertle, Weis COO. "Our store level personal shoppers are trained to focus on quality and customize orders. Customers can place their orders at any time and schedule a convenient pick-up time that suits their schedule. Weis Online Shopping works well for customers who don’t have the time or ability to shop including double income households, families with small children and customers with mobility issues.”

Weis Online Shopping is now offered in 17 locations, including Dorneyville and Bethlehem in the Lehigh Valley.

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