Dillard’s to open Internet distribution center
Maumelle, Ark. — Dillard’s announced it will locate an Internet fulfillment center in Maumelle, Ark., to support the continuing growth of its online business. The company has signed an agreement to purchase the former Target distribution facility and will create over 300 new jobs in the Central Arkansas area.
The new center will utilize the latest in fulfillment and distribution technology, including the highly advanced use of robotics combined with improvements in ergonomics, noise reduction and safety. The environmentally friendly features of the new facility include less power consumption due to reduced conveyor usage, as well as advanced, energy-efficient lighting systems.
Dillard’s expects the Maumelle Internet fulfillment center to be fully operational in late 2012. The retailer currently operates six distribution centers, including one in Mabelvale, Ark., and an Internet fulfillment center in Nashville, Tenn.
Aeropostale makes executive appointments
New York City — Aeropostale announced three executive appointments that realign responsibilities and strengthen its leadership team. Among the changes, Marc D. Miller, senior VP of strategic planning and new business development, has been appointed CFO.
In other appointments, Michael J. Cunningham, president, will expand his role and assume additional responsibilities over planning and allocation, construction, logistics and real estate. He will also remain responsible for the finance organization, investor relations and information technology.
Mary Jo Pile, senior VP and chief stores officer has been promoted to executive VP, customer engagement and will assume additional responsibilities over marketing including e-commerce in addition to her current responsibilities over all store operations.
Select Macy’s locations begin 24-hour Christmas push
New York -Macy’s Inc. said Monday that 14 of its stores, including Herald Square and Queens Center in New York, will remain open 24-hours-a-day until Christmas.
The extended hours begin on Tuesday, Dec. 21.
The stores, which are located in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia, Michigan and Minnesota, will be joined by another slate of nine stores that will stay open until 2 a.m., located in New York, New Jersey, California and Massachusetts.