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Family Dollar names Jason Reiser as senior VP/lead merchandiser

BY Michael Johnsen

Matthews, N.C. — Family Dollar has elevated Jason Reiser to the position of senior VP/lead merchandising officer at Family Dollar, according to an internal memo from company president and COO Mike Bloom.

"In this role, Jason will have executive responsibility for leading cohesive merchandising strategy and execution," Bloom wrote. "Jason has already made a positive impact since joining Family Dollar in July. In this new role, he will use his strong team leadership experience and his extensive discount retail background with Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club to drive our continued success."

Reiser will report to Bloom.

Additionally, to further evolve the company’s global sourcing capabilities, the global sourcing organization will align under the executive direction of Holly Shaskey-Platek. Jennifer Warner, VP global sourcing, will report to Shaskey-Platek.

Reiser came to Family Dollar in July from Sam’s Club, where he spent more than 17 years in a variety of roles, including, most recently, VP merchandising, health and family care. Reiser holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University.

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Revel to offer PayPal as integrated service

BY Dan Berthiaume

San Francsico — iPad POS technology provider Revel Systems will offer PayPal’s mobile payment capabilities as an integrated service within the Revel POS solution.

PayPal’s mobile app, available for iOS and Android, is now directly connected with Revel Systems, allowing users to order ahead at any establishment using Revel’s iPad POS solution. Specific features of the new integration include mobile discovery of nearby businesses accepting PayPal, advance ordering, and PCI-compliant payment security.

“The Revel Systems and PayPal relationship will be very impactful for the point-of-sale industry as a whole,” said Lisa Falzone, CEO of Revel Systems. “PayPal is leading the trend of digital secure payments on the consumer level, and Revel is leading the way for the next generation of mPOS, creating a collaboration that is set to deliver a new experience to customers. For years people have been using PayPal to shop online, and the integration with Revel now brings the same convenience and security to brick and mortar retail and food establishments allowing consumers to pay on the go.”

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Coldwater Creek tech exec joins Kurt Salmon

BY Staff Writer

New York — Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon appointed Deanna Emsley as a partner in the firm’s retail and consumer products Group.

Prior to joining Kurt Salmon, Emsley was senior VP of inventory management and corporate strategy for women’s clothing and accessories retailer Coldwater Creek, where she was responsible for sales, margin and inventory plans for all channels.

During her time at the women’s clothing and accessories retailer, she made significant improvements to its inventory management by completely reengineering its planning processes and systems. Emsley also worked for Oracle as a senior delivery director of planning, supply chain and optimization in its retail global business unit.

Emsley has nearly 25 years of experience in retail, specializing in planning, forecasting, distribution and omnichannel. She has worked as a consultant and in-house for top-tier brands, including Williams-Sonoma and Abercrombie & Fitch.

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