July 2010 Back Rumor

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Kudos to J.L. on his frosty new gig!

The owner of one BP-branded store in Georgia offers his 2 cents on the Gulf Coast oil spill and related boycotts: “I am very aware of the fact that I will lose some business simply because I am a BP location. … To date, my customers seem to understand that they are supporting my local business, regardless of BP.”

Enjoy the city life, Jeff S.—Milwaukee’s a long commute!

Fighting for first-mover advantage pushed one Midwest chain to get its loyalty program going in half the projected time, says one supplier.

Congrats to BDI’s Laura King on another addition to the family!

Ed C. as Bill Gates? Michael D. as Kenny Rogers? We see a little resemblance, Don M.

Color-coded shelf tags is something one Midwest retailer is testing to help customers identify promotional offers in the store.

BR hears of more management shakeups at two East Coast chains.

So, F.F., your company is moving its accounting office to Costa Rica. When can we arrange a “business meeting” there?

One Southeast retailer has decided he won’t accept debit at sites he can’t afford to upgrade. T.Q. knows what it’s like to come from a big family—he’s the eighth child of 11!  

Congrats to Road Ranger president Dan Arnold on his reappointment by Gov. Pat Quinn to the Illinois Historical Preservation Agency board.

PCI may be making age verification more of a chore, says one Michigan retailer.

Wireless networks saved one Texas oil company a ton at retail.

A major industry software provider is set to announce a new loyalty partner.

Downstream roles at a West Coast major continue to shift.

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