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Acme president announces her resignation

BY DSN STAFF

PHILADELPHIA Acme Markets announced that its president, Judith Spires, is resigning and will leave her post on Friday, according to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Spires is said to be leaving “to pursue a new career opportunity” with an unidentified employer.

Acme’s parent company Supervalu said a successor would be announced at a later date.

Spires, who has run the Acme division since 2006, had previously been president of the Dallas/Fort Worth division of Albertsons, the supermarket corporation that also owned Acme Markets until Supervalu purchased Albertsons in 2006.

She began her career at Acme more than forty years ago while working at as a checkout employee in a South Jersey location.

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New face behind those Foster Grants: Raquel Welch

BY Allison Cerra

SMITHFIELD, R.I. Eyewear designer Foster Grant is revitalizing its tagline, “Who’s that behind those Foster Grants?”, with a classic spokeswoman.

Hollywood icon Raquel Welch, who served as spokeswoman for the brand in the 1960s in a national advertising campaignn, is back in FGXI’s television campaign that kicks off April 12.

“Signing Raquel Welch for Foster Grant proved to be very successful for the Foster Grant brand,” said Richard Kornhauser, FGXI EVP and chief marketing officer. “It was an obvious choice to work with her again in 2010. Raquel continues to combine her tremendous star power and natural beauty to appeal to all age ranges, gender and demographics, making her a perfect fit for Foster Grant.”

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Walmart replaces Kodak photo kiosks with HP

BY Allison Cerra

BENTONVILLE, Ark. Kodak photo kiosks in Walmart soon will be replaced, according to publishing reports.

Walmart said its U.S. stores will feature ‘Prints in Minutes’ terminals by HP, according to a report by MarketWatch last week. The roll-out will be completed by summer.

In 2006, the retail giant established an online photo service relationship with HP’s Snapfish and Fujifilm.

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