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Outdoor apparel and gear retailer, REI, has named Jerry Stritzke as the company’s president and CEO following an extensive national search. Prior to joining REI, Stritzke was the president and COO at Coach but resigned on September 2.
The Sears Holding Corporation, which operates Sears, Roebuck and Co., and Kmart, reported a 6% or $194 million loss in the second quarter. However, the online sales for both sears.com and kmart.com grew over 20%.
Dick’s Sporting Goods reported a lower-than-expected second quarter, which the sports retailer said was due in large part to “higher levels of precipitation and cooler temperatures.” Dick’s, however, did report that net sales for the second quarter increased 6.6% to $1.5 billion.
Innotrac announced its financial results for the second quarter and is reporting a 27% increase in net service revenues.
The United States Postal Service has launched what it is calling “major changes” to its Priority Mail lineup, including free insurance, improved tracking, and day-specific delivery. The USPS said the changes would generate more than a half a billion dollars in revenue.
The back-to-school season might have helped boost retail sales, according to the National Retail Federation, as clothing, sporting goods, and books saw an increase in July.
Rakuten has entered into an agreement to acquire PopShops, a Seattle-based data and analytics company, for an undisclosed amount of money.
Kewill, a provider of multimodal transportation software, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Four Soft, a software company headquartered in Hyderabad, India. The acquisition is expected to close within 90 days and will expand Kewill’s existing position in the Supply Chain Execution software market.
OfficeMax released it’s second quarter financials and according to the report the office supply retail saw a 4.3% decrease in sales.
Fifth & Pacific, which includes clothing and lifestyle brands such as Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, and Lucky Brand, released it’s second quarter financials which showed a net sale increase of $45 million.