IGA NAMES WALZ DIRECTOR OF BRANDING, DEVELOPMENT
een named senior director of branding and business development, a new position. He will oversee development of IGA branding programs in existing and new markets, as well as attempting to implement better controls, improve productivity and increase sales. "Strengthening and expanding the IGA brand as a whole will energize sales for our retailers while at the same time entice more potential stores to adopt the IGA banner," he said. Walz spent 25 years with White Hen Pantry, Oak Brook, Ill., ending his career there as senior director of store automation before spending three years working for FranNet, a Brookfield, Wis.-based franchise consulting firm.