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Gordmans appoints EVP, merchandising chief

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Omaha, Neb. — Apparel and home décor chain Gordmans announced Monday it has appointed Michael Morand as EVP and chief merchandising officer.

Morand has served as Gordmans’ EVP planning, allocation and analysis since 2008. In his new position, he will lead the combined merchandising and planning team and drive the retailer’s continued expansion in both new and existing markets.

Prior to joining Gordmans in 2007, Morand held senior-level positions in merchandising, strategic planning, allocation and marketing for several operating divisions of May Department Stores (now Macy’s Inc.), including Robinsons-May, Famous Barr and Lord & Taylor.

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CVS Caremark names former Staples exec as digital chief

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Woonsocket, R.I. — CVS Caremark said Monday it has named Brian Tilzer as SVP, chief digital officer for the drugstore chain.

Tilzer, previously SVP global e-commerce for Staples, is charged with developing and leading CVS digital innovation efforts and connecting current and future digital initiatives.

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Cherokee brand and Chinese retailer team on e-commerce presence

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Sherman Oaks, Calif. — American apparel brand Cherokee Inc. said Monday it has partnered with Chinese hypermarket chain RT Mart to launch an online Cherokee store on China’s largest e-commerce website, Tmall.com.

Cherokee will join Gap, Uniqlo, Adidas and Levi’s, who have each opened retail storefronts on Tmall.com.

Formerly called Taobao Mall, Tmall.com provides a platform for local Chinese and international businesses to sell goods to consumers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. In 2012, Tmall.com’s total apparel sales reached approximately $9 billion.

Cherokee’s products have been in RT Mart brick-and-mortar stores since 2010. RT Mart is owned by Sun Art Retail Group Limited, which also operates hypermarkets in China under the Auchan banner.

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