Gordmans names former Stage Stores chief exec as CEO
Omaha, Neb. — Gordmans Stores has named Andrew T. Hall president and CEO, effective Aug. 19. He also was appointed to the company’s board of directors.
Hall, 53, was president and chief executive officer of Stage Stores, from 2008 to 2012 and served as its president and COO from 2006 to 2008. At Gordmans, he succeeds T. Scott King, Gordmans’ chairman of the board, who has been serving as interim president and CEO since March 2014.
"Andy brings deep knowledge and expertise in the department store and everyday low price categories. He has a strong operational and financial background with a proven record of leading high-caliber teams. He is uniquely qualified to lead Gordmans’ strategic omnichannel expansion," said King.
Uber launches drugstore delivery service
New York — Taxi app company Uber introduced a trial service on Tuesday, offering on-demand delivery of medicine, toiletries and other drugstore products.
Uber is testing the "Uber Corner Store" over the next few weeks in parts of Washington, DC.
The service works like this: after toggling to the "Corner Store" option in the Uber app and requesting a driver, Uber sends you a text message with a link to a list of items available for purchase. An Uber driver then calls you to take your order, and upon delivery, the purchase is charged to your Uber account.
Uber is working to expand beyond personal transportation; the company launched a courier service in Manhattan earlier this year, joining companies like Amazon and Google, which have already introduced same-day deliver in select cities for groceries, household products and a variety of other items.
GameStop CEO treated for brain cancer
New York — GameStop Corp. said CEO Paul Raines had unexpected surgery last week for a small cancerous brain tumor.
Raines, who will be undergoing chemotherapy, will restrict his travel during the expected six weeks of treatment, the company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday.
GameStop said the treatment period would not interfere with Raines’ "continued leadership" of the company.