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DAVACO to Award Scholarships for Annual Merchandising Competition
Company Continues to Support FGI's Mission to Provide Educational Opportunities for Fashion and Retail

Dallas, TX (March 20, 2013) – DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the national leading provider of high-volume programs and implementation services for retail, restaurant and consumer brands, is pleased to announce the company's continuing participation in the annual FGI Career Day 2013: Inspiring Fashions' Next Generation, which will be held on April 12, 2013 at the Dallas Market Center's World Trade Center. Fashion Group International's Dallas Career Day is the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the country, with over 1,200 students and faculty members from 40 colleges and universities across 12 states.

For the seventh year in a row, DAVACO will sponsor the annual Excellence in Merchandising Competition, which recognizes outstanding performance by students in merchandising, marketing, branding and promotion at the retail level. This year, DAVACO has partnered with Havaianas (www.us.havaianas.com), a designer and manufacturer of luxury flip flops and sandals, to provide students with a rare, "hands-on" experience merchandising an international brand. DAVACO will award $1,500 in scholarships to the winner(s) of this competition.

"DAVACO is pleased to support FGI through the continued sponsorship of the Excellence in Merchandising competition," said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO of DAVACO. "We appreciate the effort and enthusiasm of these future leaders, and we wish them success in their educational and career endeavors to impact the retail/fashion industry."

DAVACO joins other Dallas Career Day sponsors, including: J.C. Penney, Dallas Market Center, RSC Show Productions, Neiman Marcus, Shemara Couture, Galleria Dallas, XenTan, Watters and Forty Five Ten. For more information on the 2013 event, visit the website at www.dallascareerday.org.

About Fashion Group International
The Fashion Group International is a global non-profit association of over 5,000 professionals of achievement and influence representing all areas of the fashion, apparel, accessories, beauty and home industries. One of the goals of FGI of Dallas is to administer the activities of The Fashion Group Foundation of Dallas, Inc. The purpose of the Foundation is to promote educational programs devoted to critical fashion and life style industry business issues through the creation and awarding of scholarships, and offering access to internship programs and entry-level job opportunities. For more information, visit www.dallascareerday.org

About DAVACO, Inc.
DAVACO, Inc. is the national leading provider of turnkey retail and restaurant service solutions, specializing in the management and execution of high-volume programs for nationwide retail, restaurant and consumer product brands. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels ▪ Fixture, equipment and graphic installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ Compliance audits ▪ Sustainability ▪ Special initiatives. DAVACO's unique business structure and customer-centric philosophy provides clients with speed-to-market, consistent and professional execution within an open-store environment, and proprietary ClearThread® technology for greater visibility and reporting efficiencies. Founded in 1990, DAVACO is based in Dallas, Texas, with W-2 employees located across the country. www.davacoinc.com

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