MORE FOR MAC’S: Mac Frugal’s Bargains — Close-Outs Inc. plans to open up to 10 stores in Chicago during 1995, beginning no later than May.
Leonard S. Williams, president and chief executive officer of the Dominguez, Calif.-based chain, said although Chicago would be the first Midwestern market for the chain, there would be a number of others to follow which would give the company a significant presence in the Midwest.
Its New Orleans distribution center has capacity for more than 100 additional stores, and this geographic expansion will not require any new warehouse facilities.
The company operates a chain of 267 stores in 12 states, doing business as Pic ‘N’ Save and Mac Frugal’s Bargains — Close-Outs.
NEW MERCHANDISING SENIOR VP: Rose’s Stores Inc., which has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since September 1993, has named Kathy M. Hurley senior vice president of merchandising. Hurley, who was vice president and general merchandise manager of softlines, succeeds Rob Gruen, who resigned.
Additionally, Jeanette R. Peters was named chief financial officer and a senior vice president. Peters is formerly the retailer’s controller and a vice president. She succeeds R. Edward Anderson, who previously was named president and ceo.
Rose’s, based in Henderson, N.C., expects to emerge from Chapter 11 next spring, according to a spokesman.
IMRA ON THE MOVE: The International Mass Retail Association has slated its 11th Annual Physical Distribution & Transportation Conference for Jan. 3-6 at the Scottsdale Princess Hotel, in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The conference will focus on reengineering the retail supply chain and will address such topics as forecasting supply and demand needs, floor-ready merchandise and transportation networking. IMRA will also reveal results of its 1995 study on strategic issues in mass retail distribution and transportation.
An exhibition of 60 companies that supply distribution goods and services will complement the seminars.