Supervalu appointed Paul Singer, former chief information officer of Target, as CIO. Singer will assist in the integration effort of Supervalu's Albertsons acquisition, replacing interim CIO Robert Borlik.
General Mills is sending out its last Betty Crocker Points catalog this fall, opting for its Box Tops for Education program instead. The program peaked mid-century, when millions of people received up to eight catalogs a year.
Circuit City has inked a deal to launch D&M's Denon and Boston Acoustics brands nationally as part of its home entertainment selection expansion. The electronics retailer's deal with D&M is not exclusive; rival Best Buy Co. will continue to offer the Denon and Boston Acoustics at retail.
Coca Cola, Groupe Danone, Kellogg, Kraft Foods, Nestle, PepsiCo and Unilever have agreed to put nutrition content information, including calories and fat per serving and recommended daily amounts, on the front of food packaging in the EU, with more detailed nutrient information on the back. This voluntary initiative by the Confederation of the Food and Drink Industries is part of an anti-obesity drive.
Elliott Homes has chosen General Growth Properties Inc. to find tenants for its open-air center that will be part of a master-planned community near Sacramento. The 770,000-square-foot Palladio at Broadstone will include boutique and specialty retailers, a gourmet grocery and a cinema and is expected to open in the fall of 2008.