Former Walmart exec joins Target’s sourcing services
Target named a sourcing veteran to head up its global sourcing organization.
The discounter, which is the second largest U.S. importer, named William J. Foudy, Jr. as president, Target Sourcing Services, effective June 17. The retailer’s Sourcing Services has 14 offices around the world, which facilitate production in 34 countries.
Foudy joins the retailer from Walmart, where he was VP of global sourcing, based in Hong Kong. He has more than 25 years of experience in the sourcing industry and has led international teams for brands such as Adidas and Nike. In his new role, Foudy will oversee the company’s global sourcing organization, including strategy, operations, quality assurance, product safety and responsible sourcing initiatives. He will report to Target’s executive VP and chief merchandising officer, Mark Tritton.
“Target’s global sourcing operations are a key strength of ours and integral to our ability to deliver a differentiated assortment at an unmatched value in the market,” said Tritton. “The broad scope of Bill’s retail experience, including his tenure working with global brands, will accelerate our efforts as we continue to reimagine our owned brand portfolio, offering guests even more unique products for an incredible price that they can find only at Target.”
BJ’s Wholesale Club expands mobile deli ordering pilot
BJ’s Wholesale Club is expanding the pilot of is mobile deli ordering to additional stores.
The Westborough, Mass.-based company announced that members in Massachusetts and Rhode Island will now be able to place and track their deli orders straight from the store’s app.
“We’re excited to offer mobile deli ordering to an expanded group of members,” Rafeh Masood, senior vice president and chief digital officer at BJ’s Wholesale Club, said. “We believe the ability to place deli orders ahead of time will make shopping at the club easier and more efficient than ever.”
The program allows members to select their premium deli meats and cheeses from such brands as Dietz & Watson, Land O’Lakes and Wellsley Farms, along with desired thickness and place an order within their selected club. All orders placed are ready within 20 minutes and held until the store closes for the day, the company said.
Mobile deli ordering from the club is already available in various stores throughout Massachusetts. A complete list of locations can be found on the company’s website.
Wegmans to pay out roughly $5M in employee tuition assistance in 2018
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As part of its ongoing effort to help its employees pursue higher education and achieve their career goals, Wegmans Food Markets announced it is planning to pay out approximately $5 million in tuition assistance to both new and returning recipients of the Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program during the 2018-2019 school year.
Since the program began in 1984, more than 36,500 Wegmans employees have been awarded scholarships totaling $115 million.
“We are so proud of our people and all that they are able to accomplish,” said Colleen Wegman, president and CEO. “Our employee scholarship program is a way for us to help them pursue higher education and their career goals, whether they choose to build that career at Wegmans or elsewhere.”
Part-time employee scholarship recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,500 per year for four years (a maximum of $6,000), and full-time employees can receive up to $2,200 per 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. Recipients may choose any area of study from an accredited college and enter any field they desire upon graduation. The supermarket chain noted that many scholarship winners decide to stay with the company after college, continuing their career growth within the company.