Frozen Yogurt Franchise Yogurtini Expands in Florida … and More Industry News

For the Week of April 23, 2012
Posted April 23, 2012

MANAGEMENT CHANGES

Cracker Barrel (Lebanon, Tenn.) has named Laura Daily senior vp of retail, effective May 7. In her new role, Daily will be responsible for retail merchandising, planning and allocation. She brings 20 years’ experience to the post, having previously worked for Ballard Designs, Spiegel Inc. and Carson Pirie Scott.

Fitch (Columbus, Ohio) is adding two new staff members to its team. Debra Camarota has been named creative director, visual merchandising, and Jay Highland is the company’s newest creative director.

Frank Mayer and Associates has tapped Tony Temple as its account executive for the southeast region of the U.S. Temple has experience in interactive kiosks, in-store merchandising, and brand marketing.

STORE OPENINGS

Frozen yogurt franchise Yogurtini (Tempe, Ariz.) opened its third South Florida location this month, in Kendall, Fla. The venue joins two existing stores in Coral Springs and Davie, Fla.

Total Wine & More (Potomac, Md.) opened its third location in Orange County’s Huntington Beach district. The 22,000-square-foot store houses beer, wine and spirits.

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Umdasch Shopfitting’s (Amstetten, Austria) redesigned website is now live and located at www.umdasch-shopfitting.com. It features a new corporate design, anthracite gray logo and easy-to-navigate layout.

Schneider Electric (Frankfurt, Germany) has entered into a strategic partnership with lighting-component manufacturer Tridonic (Dornbirn, Austria). The partnership also includes LEDON, a Tridonic sister company that develops retrofit LEDs. Together, the companies plan to develop and market lighting products and systems for various industries, including airports and hospitals.

Fleetwood Fixtures (Leesport, Pa.) was named the 2012 Green Plus Medium-Sized Business of the Year by the Institute for Sustainable Development. The award honors excellence in sustainable business and community practices.

Grand + Benedicts (Portland, Ore.) is relocating its headquarters to a 31,000-square-foot building at 6140 SW Macadam Ave. in Portland. The company also acquired a 205,000-square-foot warehouse.

Lim College (New York) is launching a visual merchandising summer program designed for adults already in the workforce. The 10-week certificate program comprises two five-week sessions and five three-credit courses.