DAVACO to Award Scholarships for Annual Merchandising Competition
Company Continues Support for FGI's Mission to Support Educational Opportunities for Fashion and Retail
Dallas, TX (March 27, 2012) – 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 participation in the annual FGI Career Day 2012: A Style Symposium, which will be held on April 13, 2012
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 sixth 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. 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 in merchandising an international brand. DAVACO will award $1,000
in scholarships to the winner(s) of this competition.
"DAVACO is so pleased to support FGI through the continued sponsorship of the Excellence in Merchandising
competition," said Shelly Vandeven, senior vice president of marketing. "As a long-time provider of solutions for global
consumer brands at the retail level, we understand the importance of providing opportunities for students to gain valuable
experience and showcase their fashion/merchandising talent. By recognizing these students' educational endeavors, we
are building a foundation and investing in the success of the future leaders of the retail and fashion business."
DAVACO will also participate in the career resources exhibition, which offers students the chance to discuss career
opportunities with a variety of retailers, brand manufacturers and retail service providers. For more information on the
2012 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.
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