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Ebay CEO Donahoe joins Nike board

BY Dan Berthiaume

Beaverton, Ore. – John Donahoe, 54, president and CEO of EBay Inc., has been appointed to the board of directors of Nike Inc. Donahoe joined EBay in 2005 as president of EBay Marketplaces, and was appointed president and CEO in 2008.

Prior to joining EBay, he was the CEO and worldwide managing director of Bain & Company from 1999 to 2005, and a managing director from 1982 to 1999. Nike chairman Philip H. Knight lauded Donahoe’s online expertise in a statement, and presumably Donahoe will advise Nike on its use of digital technology to engage consumers.

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Walmart to open new e-commerce fulfillment center, in Indiana

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Walmart will open a new dedicated e-commerce fulfillment, in the Indianapolis suburb of Plainview. The1.2 million-sq.-ft. facility is expected to open in early 2015.

Walmart’s other online dedicated centers are located in Texas and Pennsylvania.

"By combining large-scale online fulfillment centers with Walmart’s distribution centers, world-class transportation network and 4,200 stores, we have the ability to get incredibly close to our customers to deliver orders faster and at a lower cost," said Brent Beabout, senior VP of supply chain and logistics for Walmart Global eCommerce. "This center alone will allow cost-effective delivery to more than 160 million people in just one to two days."

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Report: Abercrombie installing in-store mobile charging stations

BY Dan Berthiaume

New Albany, Ohio – Abercrombie & Fitch is reportedly rolling out charging stations for mobile phones and tablets in its stores. According to TheStreet, there are currently two Abercrombie & Fitch stores with mobile charging stations installed, and the retailer plans to roll out the stations at several more Abercrombie and Hollister stores by the end of the year.

Abercrombie is also providing lockers so customers can leave their mobile devices to charge without worrying about them being stolen. Starbucks announced it would roll out electrified Powermat charging spots on June 11, and Urban Outfitters and Apple have also both piloted mobile charging stations in select stores.

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