What’s Hot: Kodak develops new single-use cameras
The photo industry is digital-dominant, but there still is a demand out there for standard film, as evidenced by the 1.2 million analog cameras sold in the United States last year. And that’s why Kodak is developing new and improved film for its single-use and standard cameras.
Kodak next month will introduce a line of single-use cameras featuring its next-generation Kodak Ultra-Max 800-speed color film, which is designed to work in low light and deliver brighter colors.
“We’ve continued to improve our consumer films and single-use cameras to ensure that no matter where and when people are shooting, they have access to tools that help them tell there stories through vibrant, high-quality pictures,” said Kodak executive vice president Jane Hellyar.
Report says Tesco looking at expansion in Chicago
CHICAGO Tesco is looking to roll out Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Markets in the Chicago area, according to a report in the Chicago Sun Times.
The newspaper attributed the report to a “knowledgeable source” and said Tesco could offer the Chicago area something “unique because of its strong offering of prepared foods, packaged perishables and selection of produce, meat and bakery.”
Tesco has not commented on the report and has said it plans to expand on the West Coast in 2008, opening stores in California, Nevada and Arizona. The chain opened its first store in December and plans to have up to 50 Fresh & Stores open by the end of February.
Lubin promoted to Walgreens vp and new second position
DEERFIELD, Ill. Walgreens today promoted Steven Lubin to divisional vice president and the new position of general manager of marketing for non-mainland operations. In his new role, Lubin will ensure the company’s marketing meets the needs of customers in Puerto Rico and Hawaii.
As general manager of marketing for Puerto Rico, Lubin spent the past three years living on the island. He is relocating back to the company’s Deerfield, Ill., headquarters for his new duties.
“Steve was a huge asset in Puerto Rico as we worked to better meet the unique needs of our island customers,” said Walgreens chairman and chief executive officer Jeffrey Rein. “He also was invaluable as we opened our first Hawaii store last year, quickly grasping what Hawaiian customers want in a drug store and working with a Walgreens team to buy from many local vendors. Steve’s a big part of our early, strong success in Honolulu.”
Lubin joined the company in 1970 as a stock clerk in Chicago while attending college. He managed several Chicago-area stores before moving into Walgreens’ purchasing department in 1980. He was promoted to a divisional merchandise manager in 1988 and to general manager of marketing for Puerto Rico in 2004.