Cabela’s uses mobile payments in loyalty promotion
McLean, Va. – Cabela’s used mobile payment processing software from Sage Payment Solutions at seven recent Family Outdoor Days events for holders of its Cabela’s Club Visa card. Sage Mobile Payments was successfully deployed at the Dilliner, Pa., Berlin, Wis., Puyallup, Wash., and Billings, Mont. Family Outdoor Days on June 1, June 20, July 13 and July 27, respectively. The three remaining Family Outdoor Days events will occur in Prior Lake, Minn., on Aug. 10, Cedar Fort, Utah, on Aug. 24, and Kearney, Neb., on Sept. 28.
"Sage Mobile Payments allows us to quickly and easily accept payment for onsite registrations for our Family Outdoor Days," said Haley Steinkuhler, event coordinator for Cabela’s Club Visa. "The built-in functionality and intelligence of Sage Mobile Payments mean we can accept payments, email receipts, track cash, access reports and more."
Forever 21 selects Kronos for workforce management solution
Chelmsford, Mass. — Forever 21 has tapped workforce management solution-provider Kronos Inc. for a global solution to address multinational needs and standardize the specialty retailer’s brand experience delivery across the world.
According to Kronos, Forever 21 will use its time and attendance and forecasting and scheduling solutions across 500 stores in Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, UK, and the U.S. The retailer is rapidly expanding, and more than 40,000 Forever 21 retail associates around the world will use Kronos.
Kronos will help Forever 21 minimize compliance risk by managing the complexities related to variations in work and pay rules, languages, and currencies. With one solution for all of its workforce management needs, Kronos will offer Forever 21 a comprehensive view of labor costs on a global basis.
As well, the Kronos forecasting and scheduling solution will ensure optimal labor coverage across all store locations, enabling Forever 21 to predict labor needs and control staffing demands. This will help reduce over- and under-staffing as well as minimize overtime costs.
“When looking for a vendor that could meet our needs, it was obvious that Kronos has developed a workforce management solution with multinational retailers in mind,” said Jay Cha, IT director, Forever 21.
Jewel-Osco names VP operations
Itasca, Ill. — Jewel-Osco, which is owned by New Albertsons, has named Jim Rice as VP operations for Jewel-Osco.
Rice will lead the operations team to support Jewel-Osco’s new go-to-market strategies in marketing and merchandising.
Rice has worked for Albertsons for more than 35 years. He began his career as a part-time associate with the goal to become a store director, which he achieved in Southern California in 1986. From there, he was promoted to district manager in both Florida and Las Vegas, roles which prepared him to be VP of the Northern California division and later the president of the Southwest division.