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DAVACO Sponsors 8th Annual Excellence in Merchandising Competition
Winners Announced at Fashion Group International’s Dallas Career Day 2014

Dallas, TX (April 10, 2014) – DAVACO, Inc. (, the North American leader of high-volume programs and implementation services for global brands, is pleased to announce the company's participation in the 46th Annual Career Day 2014, which will be held on April 11, 2014 at the Dallas Market Center's World Trade Center. Career Day, hosted by Fashion Group International of Dallas, is an educational outreach program for college and university students seeking careers in the fashion and lifestyle industries. It 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 eighth year in a row, DAVACO will sponsor the 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 (, 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 scholarships to the winners of this competition.

"We have enjoyed partnering with Fashion Group International and Dallas Career Day over the past eight years, and we look forward to another successful, productive event," said Rick Davis, Founder/CEO of DAVACO. "Sponsoring the Excellence in Merchandising Competition is an important part of our commitment to education and community. We congratulate this year’s winners.”

For more information on the 2013 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. is a North American provider of implementation services, specializing in the management and execution of high- volume programs for global retail, restaurant, hospitality and consumer product brands. Services include: ▪ Rollouts, retrofits, resets and remodels ▪ Fixture and equipment upgrades ▪ Graphic and digital signage installations ▪ Project management ▪ Hard- and soft- line merchandising ▪ Inspection, site and marketing surveys ▪ Logistics and consolidation ▪ Design services ▪ 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 and operates offices in Woodbridge, Ontario. DAVACO employs over 1,500 W-2 and T-4 employees across the United States and Canada.

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