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New ear, nose, throat physician

Dr. Mark Emery has joined Novant Health Rowan Medical Center to provide ear, nose, throat and allergy care.
He joins Dr. Robert Whitaker at Novant Health Pinnacle Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy in Salisbury.  He will also share time in the clinic’s Thomasville office in addition to his time in Salisbury.
Emery is a graduate of East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville and is board-certified in otolaryngology.  He brings 15 years of experience to the clinic and is a member of the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck surgery; the American Association of Otolaryngic Allergy; and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Novant Health Pinnacle, Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy is located at 330 W. Jake Alexander Blvd, Suite 101, in Salisbury. Call 704-637-5668 for more information.
Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury was awarded the parent company’s Gold Bar and Shield Circle of Excellence Award for 2013.
The award is presented to the top U.S. Harley-Davidson dealerships. The Salisbury dealership earned the award based on motorcycle and related product sales performance, an evaluation of customer service and satisfaction, and various operational measures.
Tilley Harley-Davidson, 653 Bendix Drive, has been in business in the Salisbury area since 1998. The Tilley family also owns the Harley-Davidson dealership in Statesville, which was awarded the Bronze Bar and Shield Circle of Recognition Award for 2013.
Frank Everhart, a physician’s assistant, has joined Davidson Health Services.
You can contact Davidson Health Services, at 420 N. Salisbury Ave. in Lexington, at 336-243-7475.
Delhaize’s new CEO said new priorities for the retailer will mean shifting resources toward building back market share and profitability at Food Lion, according to Supermarket News.
Frans Muller, who took over as CEO in November, said operations with less share and/or profit potential — including the fledgling Bottom Dollar discount banner — will face review. In the U.S., the plan will result in assortment changes and store format evolution at Food Lion, where price and service investments over the past three years have delivered new sales momentum but “the overall improvement in customer perception has not been enough,” Muller said.
Supermarket News also reported that at Hannaford, price investments will continue and the Hannaford To Go Internet shopping option will be accelerated.
“It’s obvious that Delhaize Group has to address a couple of real issues,” Muller said. “Our profitability at Delhaize America and Delhaize Belgium has eroded in recent years. It’s to a high degree self-inflicted as we had to step up our price investment and promotional activities in order to maintain our market share and improve our revenue performance.”
Muller’s remarks came as the retailer reviewed financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year.
Food Lion has 77 stores that will be testing and fine-tuning various elements of the newly launched “easy, fresh and affordable” brand and store format.
Food Lion has been honored for its private brand, Home 360, in a new book that showcases the 52 best examples of U.S. private brands found on retail shelves today.
Retail marketing and shopper experience agency Theory House said the release of “Fifty2: The My Private Brand Project,” is the first book from retail industry veteran Christopher Durham, vice president of retail brands at the agency.
Durham looks at notable private brands that have become true national brands.
Other retailers whose brands are featured in the book include Target, Staples, Kroger and Lowe’s Home Improvement.
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