Business clothing giant Marks & Spencer PLC has hired a new chief executive in the name of Marc Bolland, who happens to come from rival William Morrison Supermarkets PLC.
The 50-year old Dutchman will be taking over the business effective immediately. Marks & Spencer is a 125-year old department store chains that has expanded to other businesses such as high-end food stores.
The new chief executive will now have his hands full when it comes to challenging the younger shoppers to purchase the store’s products. Marks & Spencer currently has 1,010 stores and last year posted £9.1 billion in revenues.
Bolland has successfully boosted the market share and sales of William Morrisons for the past three years and that experience had caught the eye of Marks & Spencer’s officials. He’s also chosen among the many aspirants due to his marketing experiences, among others.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist has recently signed a directive stating that November 15 is slated as America Recycles Day, a time where Americans are encouraged to recycle stuff deemed no longer useable at home but could serve its purpose in any other way.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has come up with a list of tips that encourages the constituents to recycle, not just during the aforementioned date but the whole year round. One of the highlights of this list is encouraging the locals to give away business clothing that are no longer used but can still be utilized by others in light of the financial crisis.
DEP’s Division of Waste Management Director Mary Jean Yon said that the America Recycles Day is a great opportunity to remind everyone that they have the power to help in preserving the limited resources of the nation and a little act of recycling can definitely go a long way.