Deliv and GGP make same-day-delivery plan
Palo Alto, Calif. — A subsidiary of General Growth Properties has partnered with Deliv, a company that provides national multichannel retailers with low-cost same-day delivery through crowd-sourced drivers. The initiative aims to meet evolving consumer demands for swifter delivery.
Services will begin at four GGP properties: Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco, Eastridge in San Jose, Glendale Galleria in Los Angeles and Oakbrook Center in Chicago. Shoppers will purchase online from participating retailers and receive deliveries the same day. Shoppers can also purchase goods at the mall and order same-day delivery. The cost is the same or less than standard shipping.
DSW announces two new store openings
Columbus, Ohio — DSW has opened two new footwear, handbag and accessories stores, one in Norman, Okla., and a second in Victor, N.Y.
The new stores bring the total number of DSW stores to 379. Locations include 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
JoS. A. Bank Clothiers beefs up board with former Bon-Ton CEO
HAMPSTEAD, Md. — JoS. A. Bank has appointed Byron "Bud" Bergren to the company’s board of directors. Bergren will also serve on the audit committee.
Bergren was formerly chairman of the board at Bon-Ton Stores from February 2012 to June 2013. From 2002 to 2011, he served as president and CEO of Bon-Ton, where he led the company’s acquisition of Saks Northern Department Store Group. Bergren received a B.S. degree from St. Cloud State University. He served on the board of directors of the National Retail Federation from 2008 to 2012.
"We are very pleased to welcome Bud Bergren as an independent member of our board of directors. The company is extremely fortunate to have the benefit of Bud’s deep knowledge of the retail and apparel industries and his successful experience with acquisition integration. His contribution will be invaluable to us as we continue to execute our long-term strategies for profitable growth and increased shareholder value," said Robert N. Wildrick, chairman of the board of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers.
With the addition of Bergren, the board has seven directors, five of whom are independent.
JoS. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc., established in 1905, is a leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of men’s classically styled tailored and casual clothing, sportswear, footwear and accessories. The company sells its full product line through 617 stores in 44 states and the District of Columbia, a nationwide catalog and an e-commerce site.