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Retail Services Company Offers Merchandising Scholarships For Students

Dallas, TX (March 30, 2011) – DAVACO, Inc. (, the national leading provider of retail services, is pleased to announce the company’s participation in the annual FGI Career Day 2011 Style Symposium, which will be held on April 1, 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 fifth year in a row, DAVACO will sponsor the annual Excellence in Merchandising Competition, which recognizes an outstanding performance by students in merchandising, marketing, branding and promotion at the retail level. DAVACO has partnered with Havaianas (, 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.

“We look forward to participating in this event because it offers students an amazing opportunity to showcase their talents through competitions, learn valuable insight from industry leaders and mentors, as well as network with other students,” said Shelly Vandeven, senior vice president of marketing. “As the leading provider of retail services, DAVACO supports continued education and providing valuable experiences for these future leaders in fashion, merchandising and retail.”

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 2011 event, visit the website at

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

About DAVACO Inc.
DAVACO, Inc. the national leading provider of retail services, specializes in the quality management and execution of high-volume rollouts, retrofits, resets, right-sizing, 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 remodels ▪ Fixture and graphics installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft-line merchandising ▪ Site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ Special initiatives. Founded in 1990, the company is based in Dallas, Texas, with W-2 employees located across the country. For more information, visit

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