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Report: L’Oréal USA names new CMO

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — L’Oréal USA has named Marie Gulin chief marketing officer, succeeding Marc Speichert, who reportedly left the company to work for Google, according to a published report.

Advertising Age reported that global CMO Speichert has left the beauty company to work for Google’s client-and-agency-solutions division.

Company veteran Gulin has more than 15 years of experience directing communications and digital marketing strategies for L’Oréal Paris, according to the report.

 

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Bi-Lo rebranding six South Carolina Reid’s grocery stores

BY Michael Johnsen

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Bi-Lo is shuttering six of its Reid’s grocery stores in South Carolina to rebrand them as as Bi-Lo stores, the Augusta Chronicle reported Monday

According to the report, Bi-Lo Holdings will work with Reid Boylston, the director of merchandising for Bi-Lo and Reid’s founder, to “marry the best of the Reid’s with the best of Bi-Lo” at six Reid’s locations and eight South Carolina Bi-Lo locations."

Bi-Lo Holdings purchased Reid’s, Harveys and Sweetbay grocery chains from Delhaize Group in 2013 for $265 million.

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Bartell Drugs, customers donate $100K for Oso mudslide recovery efforts

BY Antoinette Alexander

EVERETT, Wash. — Bartell Drugs and its customers have teamed up to donate $100,000 to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services for ongoing recovery efforts for those affected by the March 22nd Oso mudslide in Snohomish County.
 


Bartell Drugs’ chairman and CEO George D. Bartell, left, and Major Doug Tollerud, divisional commander of The Salvation Army in the Northwest at Bartell Drugs’ Silver Lake store.

Bartell Drugs customers donated $80,248.23 to support on-the-ground recovery efforts in Oso and surrounding communities, with Bartell Drugs adding an additional $19,751.77 to bring the total to $100,000. Nearly 10,000 customer donations were collected at Bartell Drugs’ 63 locations in Snohomish, King and Pierce counties.
 


“Once again, the generosity of our customers underscores the sense of community we share here in the Puget Sound area,” stated Bartell Drugs’ chairman and CEO George D. Bartell. “The impacts of this tragedy continue, and this donation will be committed to on-the-ground recovery efforts.”
 


He said the initial fundraising goal was more modest, with Bartell Drugs offering to pledge $10,000 to match the same amount donated by customers.
 
The Salvation Army is partnering with a group of non-profit organizations to provide long-term recovery in the area. The Salvation Army is currently working with 60 families (cases) to provide funding for repairs, utility bills and temporary housing costs, and has deployed five caseworker/advocates to assist the families in identifying needs and navigating the system, including preparation of paperwork to receive FEMA aid.
 


"We are grateful to Bartell Drugs and its customers for this generous donation," added Major Doug Tollerud, divisional commander of the Salvation Army in the Northwest. "It will take much time and money to continue assisting the families impacted by the Oso mudslide — and the Salvation Army will be there for as long as it takes."
 


Tollerud noted the Salvation Army will host double the number of children from the Oso/Darrington area attending its week-long summer camp in Eatonville. The camp experience will be provided at no cost to the families and transportation will be provided.

 

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