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DAVACO Sponsors Retailing Summit 2009
Two-Day Seminar Features Presentations and Networking with Leading Retail Strategists

Dallas, TX (May 6, 2009) – DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the national leading provider of retail services, announced today that the company is sponsoring the Retailing Summit 2009, which will be held at the Dallas Galleria on October 1-2, 2009. The annual event is produced by the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University (www.crstamu.org), and is expected to draw over 300 retail executives from across the nation.

“We are so pleased to sponsor the 2009 Retailing Summit,” said Rick Davis, CEO, DAVACO. “As the national leading provider of retail services, we recognize the importance of supporting a program that fosters innovation, education and collaboration for the retail industry.”  

The two-day conference includes a networking reception and a variety of seminars by leading retail strategists, CEOs and visionaries—including keynote speaker Allen Questrom, former CEO of JC Penney, Macy’s and Neiman Marcus. The theme of the 2009 Retailing Summit is “Moving Forward: Innovations and Discovery to Survive, Evolve and Thrive.” Proceeds from the Retailing Summit fund scholarships, retailing curriculum and leadership programs for students at Texas A&M University.

“DAVACO, Inc. represents a very important factor of the retailing industry and we are proud to have the company partner with us in sponsoring the 2009 Retailing Summit,” said Cheryl H. Bridges, Director of the Center for Retailing Studies, Texas A&M University.

More information and online registration for the event is available at www.retailingsummit.org/index2.php.

About the Center for Retail Studies at Texas A&M University
A retailer’s challenge in 1980 turned into the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M University. Donald Zale, son of Morris B. Zale who founded the well-known jewelry corporation, challenged three business schools: "Do something for retailing." Texas A&M responded. To support its mission as a bridge between the academic and retailing communities, the Center's objectives are: ▪ To interest more college students in retailing as a career. ▪ To better prepare college students for a retailing career. ▪ To serve the needs of retail firms. ▪ To position Texas A&M University as the premier institution committed to retail education, research, and service.

About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, in-store merchandising, shop-in-shops and associated logistics and consolidation. DAVACO offers a comprehensive range of services that helps retailers maximize brand presence and profitability at retail. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodelsFixture and graphics installationsProject servicesProject managementHard- and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site and marketing surveysLogistics and consolidationDesign services ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with over 700 employees across the country. For more information, visit www.davacoinc.com.

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