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Publix adds board member

BY Jason Owen

LAKELAND, Fla. — During its annual stockholders’ meeting today, Steve Knopik was elected to Publix Super Markets’ board of directors.

“We are pleased to have Steve join the Publix board,” said Publix chairman of the board Charlie Jenkins, Jr. “His strong retail and financial background and commitment to the community will make him a strong addition to our board.”

Steve’s 28-years of service at Beall’s started as director of finance in 1984 and led him to his current role as CEO. Prior to joining Beall’s, he started his career in 1977 with KPMG, a global accounting and auditing firm. He currently serves on the board advisory council for the Florida Retail Federation. He’s also a member of the Board of Directors of the Palmetto Youth Center and the Academy Prep Foundation, an organization that runs middle schools for economically disadvantaged children in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Fla.

Publix is privately owned and operated by its 157,500 employees, with 2012 sales of $27.5 billion. Currently Publix has 1,068 stores in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. The company has been named one of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” for 16 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized as tops in the grocery business, most recently by an American Customer Satisfaction Index survey.

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R.MURRAY says:
Apr-17-2013 09:59 am

I purchase the majority of my food, etc products from Publix. The customer service on most levels is good however the main one I go to might just as well not have any staff or management as they are a friendly as a Mime, no interaction with customers. Perhaps this is by design?

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Target lowers Q1 EPS guidance amid softer-than-expected sales

BY Alaric DeArment

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has lowered its earnings expectations for first quarter 2013, the mass merchandise retailer said Tuesday.

The Minneapolis-based chain said it expected same-store sales growth in the quarter to be about flat over first quarter 2012 due to sales trends that have been weaker than expected, particularly in seasonal and weather-sensitive merchandise categories. As a result, earnings-per-share guidance is expected to be less than $1.10; the company’s original guidance had stated earnings would be $1.10-$1.20 per share.

The company said earnings per share for fiscal year 2013 would still be between $4.85 and $5.05.

Target will release its first-quarter earnings on May 22, the company said.

 

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Executive Session agenda set for 2013 RCEC

BY Antoinette Alexander

LAS VEGAS — The Convenient Care Association and Drug Store News have announced the agenda for the Executive and Health Systems Leadership Colloquium for this year’s Retail Clinician Education Congress, which will be held in May in Las Vegas.

The Executive and Health Systems Leadership Colloquium launched in 2011 at the Retail Clinician Education Congress at a time when the retail clinic industry was expanding, both in number of clinics and scope of services. Today, the retail clinic industry is established; consumers like the convenience, price transparency and customer service. Now retail clinic organizations are stepping into the next level of innovation with strategic partnerships and working within their communities to build the healthcare workforce pipeline. The Colloquium will address these topics, as well as what the research says about the clinics and their opportunities, the role of retail clinics in the landscape of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), and what the future looks like for the industry overall. The Colloquium is designed for management, upper management and C-level executives of retail clinic operators, and companies and organizations interested in entering the retail clinic industry. The Executive and Health Systems Leadership Colloquium is supported by athenahealth.

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