Symphony RetailAI taps Todd Michaud to lead retail solutions

Todd Michaud is the new president and chief customer officer of the Americas for Symphony RetailAI's Retail Solutions Division. Prior to joining Symphony RetailAI, Michaud led NCR's global enterprise, merchandising and supply chain croup as global VP and GM.

Sears lays off at corporate offices

About 200 employees at Sears' corporate headquarters in Illinois were let go last month, according to CNBC, and three quarters worked at the support center. The layoff action was detailed in a state notice obtained by CNBC. The layoff was...

Amazon planning to hire big in UK this year

Amazon is reportedly planning to hire on 2,500 more workers in the U.K., which would represent a 10 percent workforce boost. The strategy, according to a Bloomberg report, comes despite shaky economics related to Brexit. Amazon hired on 5,000 in the U.K.

Ex CEO mulling Toys R Us rescue strategy

Gerald Storch, who once served as CEO and chairman of Toys R Us, is reportedly considering swooping in to save the beleaguered toy seller, salvaging some stores and distribution centers as well as the trademark, He is talking with venture capital groups to fund the strategy, according to a New York Post report.

Starbucks CEO steps down

Starbucks Corporation Executive Chairman and — until last year — CEO of four decades, Howard Schultz, is stepping down. He leaves a huge trail of successes in his wake, including a 21,000 percent gain in stock value since the brand's...

Amazon opening fulfillment center in Tucson

Arizona is getting another Amazon fulfillment center, with the latest being located in Tucson. The facility will generate 1,500 associate jobs.

Revlon hires first female CEO

Debra Perelman is the first female CEO to take the helm at Revlon. Perelman is the daughter of Ronald Perelman, who owns the cosmetic company. She is replacing Fabian Garcia who served as CEO for the past two years, according to a Reuters report.

Former Kohl's leader joins retailer Albertsons

Gautam Kotwal, a former Kohl's leader, is now executive vice president and chief data and analytics officer at Albertsons Llc. Data and data analytics are a big focus for Albertsons, said President and COO Jim Donald, according to a Progressive...

Oklahoma gets its first Amazon fulfillment center

Amazon plans to open a 600,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Oklahoma City by the end of 2019. The center will create 1,500 full-time jobs, according to a press release. "We're excited to open our first fulfillment center in Oklahoma and in...

Lowe's taps J.C. Penney CEO to take helm

Marvin Ellison has resigned his CEO role at J.C. Penney to take the helm as Lowe's CEO. He is replacing Robert Niblock who resigned earlier this year after 13 years in the CEO role for the home improvement retailer, according...

Amazon vet taking Snapchat CFO role

Tim Stone, who led Amazon's integration with Whole Foods, is moving to Snap Inc., which owns Snapchat, as chief financial officer. He begins his new job May 16. Stone, who has been with Amazon for 20 years, has been serving as finance vice president, according to the New York Post.

Nosto taps Jim Lofgren as CEO

Online retail personalization provider Nosto has named Jim Lofgren as its new CEO, replacing Matti Ronkko who announced he was leaving late last year after five years at the helm. Lofgren most recently served as North American CEO at Klarna,...

Amazon expanding Boston tech hub, hiring on 2,000 workers

Omnichannel powerhouse Amazon is planning to expand its Boston tech hub and hire on 2,000 employees across a range of roles, from machine learning to robotics. "Amazon is excited to create 2,000 more jobs in greater Boston," said Rohit Prasad,...

Meridian taps Amanda Jordan as senior project manager

Meridian has welcomed Amanda Jordan as senior project manager, according to a press release. Jordan brings experience in project product development in the automotive, electronics and medical industries (including Siemens AG) in Europe, North America and Asia. As Meridian's senior...

RetailAI taps Mike Bristol for VP role

Mike Bristol is now vice president, personalized marketing, at Symphony RetailAI. In his role Bristol will focus on helping retailers and manufacturers boost sales by greater customer engagement strategies. Symphony RetailAI provides AI-enabled decision platforms, solutions and customer-centric insights. "Personalized...

Retail leader named as Deutsche Bank CEO

Christian Sewing, who has a deep background in retail banking, is taking over as CEO at Deutsche Bank. The 47-year-old, according to a New York Post report, had been serving as president for the past year.

Sally Beauty trims jobs in restructuring strategy

In a quest to restructure and save on annual operating costs Sally Beauty Holdings, a retailer and wholesaler, has slashed jobs at its headquarters. The number of cuts was not released, according to the Dallas News, which reported the retailer...

Shopgate names Michael Haze as strategy, solutions vice president

Michael Haze has been named vice president of strategy and solutions for Shopgate, and is the company's first product development-focused leader in the U.S. In this new executive role Haze will lead the company's focus on offering a mobile shopping...

Another Amazon fulfillment center slated for Nevada

Amazon plans to open another fulfillment center in Nevada, adding another 1,000 full-time associates to the already 3,000 it employs in the state at three other facilities. The mega omnichannel retailer's fourth center will open in North Las Vegas, according...

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