AAFES Aces With Consumer Reports
New York City, The Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) is one of the best places to shop for consumer electronics, according to the December issue of Consumer Reports. AAFES reportedly bested 17 of the 20 ranked electronics retailers.
HSN Division Acquires Direct Merchant
St. Petersburg, Fla., HSN Improvements, a direct marketing subsidiary of TV and Web retailer HSN, is spending an undisclosed sum to acquire direct merchant Alsto, a catalog and Web retailer. Alsto, owned by Dick Blick Holdings, sells outdoor decor and furnishings.
Nordstrom Names Board Member
Seattle, Nordstrom, Inc. has elected Phyllis Campbell, chief executive and president of The Seattle Foundation, to its board of directors. From 1993 until 2001, she served as president of U.S. Bank of Washington. Campbell also serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards, including Safeco, Alaska Air Group and Seattle University.