OPERATIONS

Home Depot Canada to hire 6,300 spring employees

BY Dan Berthiaume

Toronto – The Home Depot Canada is currently hiring 6,300 associates across all 180 locations to support its spring season. The company is hiring full-time, part-time and seasonal positions, such as sales associates, cashiers, design professionals, department supervisors and night operators.

Job opportunities are available on a market-by-market basis and are based on individual store needs.

Starting Feb. 5, The Home Depot Canada has 500 career events scheduled across Canada. In addition, The Home Depot Canada will host its very first National Hiring Day on Feb. 12, at all Home Depot Canada locations. Potential candidates are invited to walk-in to any Home Depot store across Canada to learn more about available employment opportunities.

"The Home Depot Canada lives by its core values, including taking care of its people," said Kim Forgues, VP, human resources, communications and sustainability, The Home Depot Canada. "That’s why we continue to invest in our 28,000 associates across the country. We want to ensure our customers continue to receive the value they deserve, while being provided with first class customer service."

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Men’s Wearhouse offers international shipping for online customers

BY Dan Berthiaume

Fremont, Calif. – Customers in the U.S. and around the world can now shop on the Men’s Wearhouse e-commerce site and ship directly to themselves or friends and family in more than 100 countries. Men’s Wearhouse says it introduced international shipping in response to customer requests to do so.

"We have customers around the world that trust us as their menswear fashion expert but the only way they could shop with us was if they were based in the USA," said Susan Neal, executive VP at Men’s Wearhouse. "Now with our International shipping option, our customers will be able to shop and ship to over 100 countries anytime and anywhere that is convenient for them. We are thrilled to offer this service and to introduce Men’s Wearhouse to customers around the world."

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Hibbett Sports adds JDA Markdown Optimization

BY Dan Berthiaume

Birmingham, Ala. — Hibbett Sports, an established user of JDA technology since 2006, has added JDA Markdown Optimization to its supply chain solutions. As a result, Hibbett has gained a better understanding of its regional selling seasons, as well as the differences in merchandise seasonality, in order to move products in and out of the stores more quickly.

The retailer also wanted to prove the sustainability of its expansion strategy by ensuring that its products were priced appropriately, given regional differences. Specific benefits from the markdown optimization tool include improved ability to anticipate changing seasons in different areas of the U.S. and pricing its products for optimal movement and margin protection, advanced response to local demand surges or drops when popular teams are winning and losing during the selling season, and proven sustainability of its expansion strategy through testing and verifying pricing plans.

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