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Executive ARCHIVE

What Is Driving Challenges in Brick-and-Mortar Retail?  May 05, 2016 4:47 PM By Daniela Forte

In recent weeks and months, major retailers have been filing for bankruptcy, closing stores and slashing jobs. See what retailers are rethinking their business.

Sports Authority Calling it Quits  Apr 28, 2016 1:28 PM By Tim Parry

Sports Authority won’t come out of bankruptcy as an independent company and instead wants to sell off all its holdings, according to a report from The Denver Post.

Coach Bags More Than 300 Jobs  Apr 27, 2016 1:52 PM By Tim Parry

Even though struggling Coach Inc.’s sales rose 13% in the third quarter, the accessories merchant announced Tuesday that it will bag more than 300 positions worldwide, representing about a 10% decrease in its global corporate staff. That includes these two top-ranking company officials.

Nordstrom to Slash 350 to 400 Jobs  Apr 21, 2016 11:05 AM By Tim Parry

Nordstrom, Inc. announced Monday that it would reduce approximately 350 to 400 corporate and regional support positions through a phased approach that should be completed by the end of the second quarter.

Help Wanted: Macy’s, Kohl’s & Old Navy Look for New Marketing Heads  Apr 18, 2016 12:06 PM By Tim Parry

The “Help Wanted” signs have gone up at Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Old Navy, who are all looking for new heads of their respective marketing departments. Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer, has decided to leave the company, effective May 13, after 32 years of service. Reardon was named Macy’s Chief Marketing Officer in February 2012. She leads Macy’s multi-faceted […]

Vestis Retail Group is Shuttering Sports Chalet  Apr 18, 2016 11:22 AM By Tim Parry

Vestis Retail Group bought Sports Chalet in June 2014. Today, it announced it will knock Sports Chalet down and focus on Vestis’s other two regional merchants, Eastern Mountain Sports and Bob’s Stores.

Week in Review: Rolling Out the Red Carpet in Cincinnati  Mar 24, 2016 1:47 PM By MCM Staff

The red carpet will be rolling out in Cincinnati on April 14. That’s when Multichannel Merchant will announce the winners of its annual Excellence in Customer Experience Awards its 2016 Operations Summit.

Week In Review: Bubble Wrap Becomes Unbreakable  Mar 18, 2016 9:41 AM By MCM Staff

Pop… Pop… Pop Pop… Pop…
Well, that’s a series of sounds we may not hear anymore, shortly after a co-worker or a family member opens a package. That’s because Sealed Air’s “unpoppable” Bubble Wrap protective packaging solution is now commercially available worldwide.
Read on and find out what this means for Bubble Wrap aficionados and your packaging, and what else was big news this week.

Amazon Said to be Eyeing Office Depot Assets  Mar 17, 2016 9:46 AM By MCM Staff

Amazon is reportedly considering an acquisition of Office Depot’s corporate business assets to jumpstart its Amazon Business office supply operation. The deal is contingent on FTC approval of the Office Depot-Staples merger, which it has opposed to date, but may be close to signing off on.

Week in Review: Amazon As Expected Buys Into Air Freight  Mar 10, 2016 3:14 PM By MCM Staff

Ending months of speculation, Amazon says it has leased 20 Boeing 767 cargo jets from Air Transport Services Group Inc., while taking a 20% stake in the Ohio company. This gives Amazon a significant boost in its air freight capacity, as much as 15%, and signals to the major carriers it is eager to control more of its logistics destiny.






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