Executive ARCHIVE

3 Marketing Automation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them  Nov 02, 2013 9:32 PM By Bill Connolly

Truly, times are good in the land of the marketer. However, the adoption of marketing automation for many organizations has been a less-than-simple process, and there are three common pitfalls that every marketer should avoid.

Big Lots Exiting Wholesale Business  Nov 01, 2013 10:44 AM By MCM Staff

Closeout retailer Big Lots has decided to exit the wholesale business. The merchant will wind down operations of Big Lots Wholesale, Consolidated International, and Wisconsin Toy wholesale operations by the end of fiscal 2013.

FTC Clears Proposed OfficeMax-Office Depot Merger  Nov 01, 2013 10:16 AM By Tim Parry

The merger of equals proposed by OfficeMax and Office Depot would create a $17 billion office supplies empire.

Bloomingdale’s Michael Gould Steps Down as CEO  Oct 31, 2013 3:03 PM By Daniela Forte

Bloomingdale’s CEO Michael Gould will be stepping down after 22-years as its chairman and CEO.

Merchants Need to Keep Calm and Carry On  Oct 29, 2013 2:37 PM By Tim Parry

It’s always something. Just when direct-to-customer merchants think they have a handle on their profit margins, something comes along to throw it into frenzy.

Under Armour Adds 2 Presidents  Oct 23, 2013 10:49 AM By Tim Parry

Kip Fulks has added President of Product to his current responsibilities as Under Armour’s Chief Operating Officer, while Henry Stafford is now serving as President of North America.

Quill.com Names Sergio Pereira as President  Oct 11, 2013 11:26 AM By Daniela Forte

Quill.com, named Sergio Pereira as president. Pereira replaces Mike Patriarca, who was named senior vice-president, global transformation for parent company Staples, Inc.

Fifth & Pacific Sells Juicy Couture  Oct 08, 2013 3:19 PM By Tim Parry

Fifth & Pacific Companies said on Oct. 7 that it agreed to sell the intellectual property of the Juicy Couture brand to Authentic Brands Group for $195 million cash.

Miles Kimball Co. Changes Name to Silver Star Brands  Oct 08, 2013 1:53 PM By Tim Parry

Miles Kimball Co. president Vicki Updike announced Oct. 8 the company is changing its name to Silver Star Brands in a move to describe more accurately the merchant and the brand portfolio it offers. Here’s what Silver Star Brands president Vicki Updike has to say about the rebranding.

Macy’s to Expand Seasonal Employment in Fulfillment Centers  Sep 30, 2013 6:15 PM By Daniela Forte

Macy’s Inc. will gear up for the holiday season by hiring 6,600 seasonal employees to work in its online fulfillment centers, and an additional 1,200 seasonal employees to work in the fulfillment areas of the 500 Macy’s stores that fill and ship orders directly to customers.






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