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September 18, 2014

Gordon Brothers Group, a global advisory, restructuring and investment firm specializing in the retail, consumer products, industrial and real estate sectors, appointed Kenneth S. Frieze as CEO, effective Oct. 1.

September 18, 2014

Forty-one percent of online retailers plan to offer free shipping and returns as a strategy to increase holiday sales this year, according to a new survey by Channel Advisors, and free shipping also ranked as the most successful service feature for generating a higher level of customer satisfaction.

September 16, 2014

Brookstone said its president and CEO, James M. Speltz, has resigned.

September 16, 2014

Sears Holdings Corp. said in regulatory filing that it would borrow $400 million from the hedge fund of its CEO, Edward Lampert, who is also the company’s largest shareholder.

September 15, 2014

This week’s CEO Corner features three questions with Judd Ferrer, CEO of Sparkle.

September 12, 2014

There’s a new, farmers market-styled specialty grocer taking root in the Midwest: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. With former Sunflower Farmers Market CEO Chris Sherrell at the helm, Fresh Thyme emphasizes organic foods and produce at value prices in a convenient neighborhood-store format. The company made its debut in April, in Mt. Prospect, Illinois, and went on to open six additional locations. A total of 60 stores are planned throughout the Midwest by 2019.

September 12, 2014

Webrooming, showrooming ... I'm guilty of it all. Surprised? You shouldn't be. After all, it is all about me, the everywhere consumer, and my super power ... the power to choose. I can shop in-store, but I can also, just as easily, shop online; my only concern is that my needs and expectations are met.

September 11, 2014

Tony Truesdale, who has served as CEO of Vitamin Shoppe Inc. since 2006, has announced his intent to retire on June 27, 2015 to spend more time with his family and his external board work.

September 10, 2014

E-commerce company Elastic Path Software Inc. has secured $4.87 million in equity investments led by BDC Venture Capital IT Fund, with participation from Yaletown Venture Partners and individual investors.

September 10, 2014

Jeffrey Smith, CEO of investment firm Starboard Value LLP, has resigned from Office Depot’s board of directors, effective immediately.

September 9, 2014

Taking aim at other digital payment platforms such as PayPal, Apple on Tuesday released a mobile payment platform called Apple Pay that will let consumers pay for purchases using their iPhones — or the new Apple Watch.

September 9, 2014

Maurices, a subsidiary of the Ascena Retail Group, announced that Ali Wing has been named chief marketing officer, executive VP of digital commerce.

September 8, 2014

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group announced the appointment of Frank G. Paci as president and CEO, effective Sept. 15.

September 5, 2014

Alco Stores on Friday said that its CEO of the past four years, Richard Wilson, has left the regional discounter by mutual agreement.

September 5, 2014

Sycamore Partners announced that it has reorganized its Nine West Footwear Group into four separate businesses, each with its own leadership team.

September 5, 2014

Tiffany & Co. has named Jill Beraud as an executive VP, effective Oct. 13.

September 4, 2014

With U.S. social commerce sales expected to reach $14 billion by 2015 and social networks like Twitter and Facebook ramping up their commerce capabilities, a survey by global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi, and conducted online by Harris Poll, shows that while only 5% of Americans have made a purchase on a social media site, 20% would consider doing so.

September 3, 2014

Claire Watts has resigned from her role as CEO of QVC's U.S. operations, effective Sept. 5, to pursue other opportunities.

September 3, 2014

Chute Gerdeman, a global design consultancy, announced an expanded executive team, including the appointment of Brian Shafley as CEO.

September 3, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch has reportedly settled a shareholder lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court of Columbus, Ohio, regarding its pay of CEO Michael Jeffries, who has received more than $140 million in compensation since 2007.

September 3, 2014

Trans World Entertainment Corp., owner of the FYE music and video chain, named Michael Feurer as CEO.

September 3, 2014

Wet Seal Inc. CEO John D. Goodman has resigned as CEO, less than two years after he joined the struggling teen retailer to turn around its business.

September 3, 2014

Wet Seal Chairperson Lynda Davey is resigning from her post, effective Oct. 1.

September 2, 2014

The Market Basket supermarket chain is wasting no time in moving forward following its purchase by former CEO Arthur T. Demoulas for $1.5 billion on Aug. 28.

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