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German multichannel retailer selects CDC e-commerce platform

BY Staff Writer

Atlanta — CDC Software Corp. announced Tuesday that Hamburg, Germany-based Hermes Fulfilment, part of multichannel retailer Otto Group, is using the cloud-based CDC e-commerce platform to help deliver e-commerce and multichannel retail services to its global customers.

Already, Hermes Fulfilment is using CDC e-commerce to power the online storefront of Wolford, a global manufacturer and marketer of upscale hosiery, lingerie, and ready-to-wear items. CDC e-commerce’s platform is initially being used in Wolford’s online ordering system.

“We selected CDC e-commerce as our online storefront solution for our customers because of the feature-rich, intuitive and user-friendly shopping experience it delivers to customers,” said Max Bense, key account manager of Hermes Fulfillment. “The CDC e-commerce platform also allows for growth in terms of merchandizing features, order volume management and customer acquisition strategies.”

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Indian retailer taps former Wal-Mart China execs

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Bangalore, India — According to multiple reports on Monday, India’s largest retailer has hired two former executives of Wal-Mart Stores’ China operations as its two top executives.

Reliance Industries Ltd., which operates 1,000 retail stores across India selling everything from produce to electronics, has named Rob Cissell as CEO of Reliance Retail Ltd. and has named Shawn Gray as COO.

Citing an unnamed source, the reports said that both executives are former Wal-Mart China leaders, Cissell the former COO and Gray the VP over store operations. Their appointments are said to be effective in September and, said the source, are part of plans Reliance has to set up wholesale stores akin to those that Wal-Mart runs in India.

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Wal-Mart names Asda COO

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Bentonville, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores announced Friday that its U.K.-based Asda unit has promoted Judity McKenna to the position of COO.

McKenna is currently Asda’s finance director.

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