Annual Edition 'Buying Power of
Black America' report breaks down billions in expenditures Black
consumers are responding to tighter economic condition by focusing more of
their spending on items and services that improve their homes and
lifestyle. That's one of the trends revealed in the 15th annual report,
"The Buying Power of Black America," published by Target Market News. The
report analyzes spending for black households in 2008 and finds that
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Safeway names Jonathan Mayes SVP of Government Relations, Public Affairs
4, 2010) The grocery chain, Safeway Inc., today announced that it has
appointed 16-year veteran Jonathan Mayes to Senior Vice President of
Government Relations, Public Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility
"Jonathan is an exceptional leader and has successfully represented the
company and its stakeholders in his role as our key Government Affairs
person," said Larree Renda, Executive Vice President, Chief Strategist
and Administrative Officer. "Certainly he will bring the same level of
excellence and commitment to these other functions that interact on a
daily basis with our customers and communities."
Mayes, 52, joined Safeway in 1994 as a Senior Attorney focused on
employment law, business litigation, and consumer protection matters. In
1996, he joined the company's Government Relations team as a director
and was promoted to Vice President of that function in 1999. In 2008,
Mayes was named Group Vice President of Government Relations in charge
of the team of professionals that focus on local, state and federal
government matters in the geographies in which Safeway operates in the
United States and Canada.
Before joining Safeway, Mayes was Senior Corporate Counsel for Lucky
Stores, and an attorney at Donahue Gallagher Woods LLP. He is on the
Executive Committee and Board of the California Grocers Association, and
a member of the Board of Directors of the California Retailers
Association. He formerly has served as Vice-Chairman of the Board of
Trustees of Warner Pacific College; Chairman of the Board of Law Center
For Families; President of the Charles Houston Bar Association; Chairman
of the Food Marketing Institute Government Relations Committee; Chairman
of the California Grocers Association Government Relations Committee;
and board member of Bay Farm Community Church where he currently serves
as Music Director. He has been honored by both the Bay Area Minority Bar
Coalition and the Charles Houston Bar Association for his exemplary
service to the legal community.
Mayes received his Juris Doctorate degree from Willamette University
College of Law, in Salem, Oregon.
Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and
drug retailers in North America, based on sales. The company operates
1,712 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual
sales of $40.8 billion in 2009. The company's common stock is traded on
the New York Stock Exchange.