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Giant-Landover signs statement of support for National Guard, reserve

BY Alaric DeArment

WASHINGTON — The head of Ahold USA’s Giant-Landover banner has pledged the supermarket chain’s support for the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Giant-Landover, officially Giant Food of Landover, Md., said president Anthony Hucker signed a statement of support for National Guard and reserve employees at the Brentwood Giant Food in Washington, accompanied by ESGR District of Columbia chairman George Alexander. Established in 1972, the ESGR develops and maintains employer support for the Guard and Reserve service.

"Supportive employers such as Giant Food are critical to maintaining the readiness and strength of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units and allow guardsmen and reservists the opportunity to serve our country more effectively and with greater peace of mind," Alexander said. "By signing this statement of support, Giant sends a clear message they stand committed to their military employees and recognize the integrity, global perspective and proven leadership they bring to the workplace."

The signing coincided during Giant’s Military Appreciation Month, which started March 1, which includes a hiring initiative aimed at members of the military and support for the USO of Metropolitan Washington and USO Delaware.

 

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HRG to present CE session at Mutual Drug Spring CE Forum

BY Jason Owen

WAUKESHA, Wis. — Hamacher Resource Group has been invited to present a continuing education session, “Bottom Line Performance: Opportunities and Actions,” at the Mutual Drug Spring CE Forum on April 7 in Raleigh, N.C., the company announced today.

Dave Wendland, HRG VP and member of the ownership team, will present the two-hour session, which will cover a variety of practical, low-cost techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a drug store’s profitability.

The goal of the session is to help pharmacists develop a new view of the financial aspects of their operation and understand essential elements that can affect overall pharmacy profitability. Wendland stated, “I’m excited to incorporate timely information into the session from the HDMA-sponsored research report, Independent Pharmacy Shoppers: Who, What, and Why? that we completed in January. We discovered where else independent pharmacy shoppers go for their OTC and personal care items and why; and it revealed differences between pharmacist and shopper perceptions of independents’ strengths. What we learned about independents’ competitive advantages and threats will inform multiple learning objectives in the session.”


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Weis Markets promotes Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller

BY Michael Johnsen

SUNBURY, Pa. — Weis Markets on Thursday promoted Paul Stombaugh to VP/corporate controller. 

Stombaugh will take on an expanded role in the company’s decision support and its strategic development. He also will continue to oversee its financial accounting and reporting functions, internal controls, treasury and budgets, Weis reported. He will continue to report to Scott Frost, SVP and CFO.

Prior to joining the company in 2010, Stombaugh worked in several progressive management roles at Foot Locker’s financial center. He is a graduate of York College of Pennsylvania and holds an MBA from Penn State University.

 

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