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EMS to open Manhattan store in fall

BY CSA STAFF

Pearl River, N.J. — Katz & Associates, the exclusive broker for Eastern Mountain Sports, announced that the retailer has executed a lease for a 3,000-sq.-ft. flagship on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

The two-level store, EMS’ second to date in Manhattan, will be located on the southeast corner of Broadway and West 76th Street. It is scheduled to open this fall.

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Bon-Ton selects dynaTrace to optimize e-commerce application platform

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Waltham, Mass. — The Bon-Ton Stores has selected dynaTrace’s application performance management system to optimize the performance, scalability and stability of its recently implemented IBM e-commerce platform. The deployment comes at a time when the retailer’s online business is growing dramatically.

“We know that enhancing the speed and stability of our new e-commerce platform is critical to accelerate our rapid e-commerce growth,” said Dan Gerard, Bon-Ton’s divisional VP technologies and web services. “In evaluating APM products, dynaTrace distinguished itself through its rapid implementation, ease of use, and the deep visibility it provided into our WebSphere e-commerce system’s performance. The open nature of dynaTrace’s plug-in framework has been particularly helpful to extend and automate our application performance management. We see dynaTrace playing an essential role in helping prepare for the holiday shopping season and beyond.”

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OXXO selects NEC’s POS platform

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Irving, Texas — NEC Corp. of American announced that OXXO, the largest convenience store chain in Latin America, has selected NEC’s new point of sale hardware platform, TWINPOS 4500 as its standard.

With more than 8,000 stores strategically located throughout Mexico and Colombia, OXXO offers convenient services and products, 24-hour service in most areas and a fast and comfortable shopping experience.

“OXXO strives to continuously innovate in all areas of our business, most importantly where it will benefit our customers. This vision requires proven and reliable technology to enable our business requirements, especially in our mission-critical systems. Last year we embarked on a detailed review process in order to update our POS platform,” said Ruben Treviño, CIO of OXXO, which operates more than 8,000 stores throughout Mexico and Columbia.

After evaluating several solutions from top POS vendors, OXXO selected NEC because it met the retailer’s requirements of highly reliable technology and lowest TCO, Trevino said.

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