Bi-Lo remodels 13 locations through March, April
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Over the past two months, Bi-Lo has revealed 13 newly updated stores across the Carolinas, with donations of more than $19,000 to community organizations on behalf of Bi-Lo charities, the grocer announced Wednesday.
“Our redesigned stores symbolize what Bi-Lo is all about: quality, freshness and offering shoppers the finest products available, all for a low price," stated Michael Byars, Bi-Lo president.
The enhanced departments and signature food items in the updated stores include the addition of a Gold Star line of meat featuring a selection of locally raised chicken, pork and certified Angus beef, a produce department with an open-market feel and a free Wi-Fi café.
Boldface, Kardashians ink licensing deal for color cosmetics
LOS ANGELES — Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.
Khroma Beauty aims to offer products at affordable pricing with how-to insider and behind-the-scenes tips provided by the Kardashians and their make-up artists via Twitter and YouTube.
Boldface founders Nicole Ostoya and Robin Coe-Hutshing, bring expertise in fragrance, color and treatment product development in all channels of distribution from prestige to mass, as well as access to celebrities of all levels. The pair co-founded the design and development firm Gold Grenade in 2010, which focuses on product development and design that has launched two new brands, The New Black and Kissing Elixirs. The brands are sold in Sephora, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, Henri Bendel, Beauty.com, Mecca Cosmetica AU, Beautyhabit, Shoppers Drug, Murale and other stores worldwide.
Boldface intends to expand its licensing to represent a series of relevant celebrities and designers in the categories of beauty, fragrance, cosmetics and home fragrance in multiple channels of distribution.
Wegmans to award $5 million in employee scholarships for upcoming school year
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program will award college tuition assistance to 1,686 employees, totaling $5.1 million for the upcoming 2012-2013 academic year — the largest number of scholarships ever awarded by Wegmans in a single year, the grocer reported Thursday.
Since the program began in 1984, more than 26,500 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $85 million.
“We want to help our people learn and grow so they can have success in reaching their goals,” stated Wegmans president Colleen Wegman. “We’re especially pleased to see the number of scholarships grow and to help a greater number of employees on the path to higher education.”
Part-time employee scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,500 a year for four years (a maximum of $6,000), and full-time employees can receive up to $2,200 a year for four years (up to $8,800 total). No limit is placed on the number of scholarships awarded each year, and no restrictions are made on a student’s course of study.
Many scholarship winners have stayed with Wegmans after college, pursuing careers within the company.