Sunday, October 15, 2006

Weekend quick notes

Woolworths is the latest retailer to show an interest in India. The Australian giant is developing a deal with India's Tata Group to supply the group's retail outlets -- an opportunity for Woolies to study the market up-close. More on India here.

Home Depot has had a shake-up in its marketing ranks. Roger Adams is the new CMO -- the position has been vacant for a year. The exec-vp of merchanding & marketing is gone, as are a couple of other top folks.

Ahold's former marketing director has gone on trial for fraud. According to the government, he "booked whatever amount in income that they needed to make their targets."

Winn-Dixie looks like it will be out of bankruptcy soon. The question, as noted in the article, is whether they've figured out a way to compete with Wal-Mart. If not, how long before the next filing?

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