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Best Buy to make holiday price-matching permanent year round

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Best Buy Co. is making its holiday price-matching guarantee a year-round program. Taking aim against the increasingly popular practice of “showrooming,” the consumer electronics chain will match online prices starting March 3.

Best Buy’s permanent price match has been expanded to cover almost all categories of merchandise. It does not cover phones purchased under contract.

Best Buy will also decrease its merchandise return policy from 30 days to 15 days

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Pep Boys names head of store operations

BY Staff Writer

Philadelphia — The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack named Chris Adams as SVP store operations.

Since 2010, Adams has served as COO of CarGroup Holdings LLC d/b/a Webuyanycar.com, where he was responsible for launching the U.S. operations of the successful U.K.-based car-buying service. Adams began his career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Mike Odell, president and CEO, said: “Chris has a proven track record of delivering world-class customer service, having cut his teeth rising up through the ranks of Enterprise Rent-A-Car.”

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Ascena Retail names president of global sourcing

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Suffern, N.Y. — Ascena Retail Group announced it has named Ronnie Robinson to the position of president of Ascena Global Sourcing (AGS).

David Jaffe, president and CEO of the Ascena Retail Group, commented: “Leveraging our sourcing capability across all our brands is an important strategic initiative for Ascena. Ronnie’s experience and accomplishments make him the ideal candidate to lead this effort.”

Robinson joined Ascena’s Tween Brands in 2001 and most recently held the position of EVP-sourcing and technical design.

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