first_imgColchester, VT: Summer is growing season for food, and this year, it’s the same for MyWebGrocer, the online world’s leading services provider to grocery retailers. MyWebGrocer is expanding in two ways by adding additional staff to their home office in Colchester, Vermont, and by opening a new office in Charlotte, North Carolina.In describing the new hires, MyWebGrocer CEO Rich Tarrant said, “Pardon the pun, but you could say we had a shopping list of the types of people we wanted to hire, and we not only got everything on it, we got more. I always say that even though we employ and rely on the latest technologies, it’s top-notch people who drive our success.”The Operations Department has added two new employees. As Operations Analysts, Jessica Bilodeau and Clare Walker are in charge of customer support, product maintenance, and store setup. “We pride ourselves on our customer service,” said Director of Operations Heather Drake, “and Jessica and Clare are people our customers already love working with.”Sarah Masuzzo has joined the MyWebLink team as Marketing Coordinator upon her graduation from Worcester State College in Worcester, Massachusetts, with her Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Sarah will handle public relations and ad operations, as well as marketing and sales support for MyWebLink, a division of MyWebGrocer.In addition, Laura Sutherland has joined MyWebGrocer as Vice President of Strategic Accounts after a very successful career at News America, and will also be in charge of opening the company’s new office in Charlotte, NC. Sutherland will work with the sales team to provide MyWebGrocer’s new and existing customers with the latest on-line technology, tools and services. Curt Alpeter, Senior Vice President of Sales said, “In our business, continual innovation is what gives us an edge. Laura will help us maintain that edge in providing the best and most current web solutions to our clients.”Tarrant expressed excitement about MyWebGrocer’s steady expansion, “The growth we have seen over the last few years is exciting. When we started this company in 1999, we were a small business with a single idea: to bring e-commerce to the grocery vertical. As I look at us today, we have become the leading provider of internet solutions to the grocery vertical and we continue to expand our offerings with new applications- most recently social networking tools and video applications. It gives me great pride that through it all we have kept the same core values in place; providing our customers with the latest technology and services available.”About MyWebGrocer:Founded in 1999 by Rich Tarrant, MyWebGrocer is a privately held company based in Burlington, Vermont, and is the industry leader in e-commerce and Internet marketing solutions to grocery retailers nationwide. “We Make Online Shopping Work,” by providing web site design and hosting, email, online circular, recipe, personalization and e-commerce services to more than 80 major retail grocery chains nationwide. With close to a decade’s worth of experience, MyWebGrocer has the tools and resources to make your web site and e-commerce initiatives efficient, effective and profitable. For more information please visit is external).About MyWebLink:MyWebLink builds the convergence of convenience and commerce, providing the tools on which a progressive business is built. Leading retail organizations like Kraft Foods, Campbell’s, NetGrocer, and Newman’s Own rely on MyWebLink to power business-critical applications that increase revenue, reduce costs and streamline operations. For more information please visit is external).last_img read more

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo could leave Real Madrid next year, according to Guillem Balague, but fellow pundit Terry Gibson still thinks the club should sell him this summer.Former Tottenham and Manchester United forward Gibson claimed on last week’s La Liga podcast that Madrid would be best served offloading Ronaldo at the end of this season due to the player’s unhealthy “obsession” with individual achievements ahead of the team as a whole.Gibson defended his comments on the latest edition of the show but Balague disagreed, saying it would be “crazy” to allow the Portugal international to join one of Madrid’s rivals this summer while still only 30 years old.“Real Madrid should not sell him this summer as he is still in a condition where he can actually make a difference to the team,” he told Sky Sports’ La Liga Weekly podcast.“If he goes to Manchester United or Manchester City, he will make a difference, he will still be scoring and you could still get a lot out of him. So it would be stupid to get rid of him.“And while there may also be a football argument to get rid of him, there is certainly no financial argument to do it. For Madrid he is still the key to their business model on and off the pitch, especially off the pitch.”  We look back at five of Cristiano Ronaldo’s best strikes in the Champions LeagueHowever, despite Madrid extending Ronaldo’s contract 18 months ago, with the forward now tied to the Santiago Bernabeu until 2018, Balague says the European champions could look to sell their star man at the end of next season.“They gave him a new deal recently and the idea is to keep him for the summer,” he added. “Now next summer is when I think we will start hearing a lot of stories about Ronaldo where not only Madrid, but Ronaldo, may think about leaving.“Now this is in a year and a half’s time when he will be 31, so an age when he can still do a lot for Madrid, but from that summer on we are just going to hear a lot of stories about clubs trying to convince him to move on. “This summer he is certainly going to stay. Next summer is going to be fun.”Either way, Gibson stands by what he said last week about Madrid being a better side in the future without Ronaldo.“My criticism last week was not criticism of him as a player,” he said. “I just think at times life would be a touch easier for [Real coach Carlo] Ancelotti in particular if he had some sort of idea how to get the best out of Madrid with Ronaldo in the team.“They do rely on Ronaldo being on form every single game. And when he is not, it is difficult for Madrid to come up with a game plan. That was my opinion and I stand by it, so you have to bear in mind that I do see him as a valuable asset to Real in terms of the amount of money they could receive for him.“I was not for one second suggesting they should just bin him, take what they can for him and move on. There is a lot of money involved in a big transfer like that which he would command, and then that money could be reinvested in new players. So it was not just a question of me totally discarding Cristiano Ronaldo. “And as I said earlier, if anyone has watched our La Liga coverage since Ronaldo has been at Madrid, then they know exactly what I think of him as a player.”last_img read more

first_imgThe four African representatives for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 learnt their fate on Monday, 23 March 2015 following the draw conducted in Dakar, Senegal With the xception of African champions, Nigeria, the three other representatives, Senegal, Ghana and Mali had to wait for the draw to know their groups.Ghana’s Black Satellites were drawn in Group B alongside Argentina, Panama and Austria; ‘Les Lionceaux’ of Senegal in Group C with Qatar, Colombia and Portugal whilst the Eaglets of Mali will battle it with Mexico, Uruguay and Serbia in Group D.The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will contend with Brazil, Korea DPR and Hungary in Group E.The draw was conducted by Rhianon Martin, FIFA Senior Competitions Manager and assisted by Felipe Restrepo of the FIFA Competitions Division.The final tournament will be held from 30 May to 20 June 2015 in New Zealand.  Group BArgentinaPanamaGhana Austria Group CQatarColombia PortugalSenegal Group DMexico MaliUruguaySerbia Group E NigeriaBrazilKorea DPRHungarylast_img read more