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HSN names retail veteran to CIO post

BY Katherine Boccaccio

St. Petersburg, Fla. — HSN announced Tuesday it has appointed Karen Etzkorn to the newly created position of chief information officer of HSNi, effective Jan. 3.

Etzkorn is charged with overseeing all aspects of information technology for HSNi’s two operating segments — HSN and Cornerstone.

Etzkorn was most recently senior VP and CIO for Ascena Retail. Prior to that, she was senior VP and CIO at Tween Brands and has also held senior technology roles at The Home Depot, Williams-Sonoma, Gap and Limited.

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Report: Target promotion with Neiman Marcus not off to spectacular start; in-store execution lacking

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — Early reports indicate that Target Corp.’s holiday promotion with Neiman Marcus is not off to the spectacular start that many industry experts had expected. The promotion includes some 50 gift items featuring works of 24 well-known designers from Marc Jacobs to Diane von Furstenberg to Judith Leiber.

“We were disappointed by in-store execution. The collection was tucked in the back of the store, shelves were full and messy, and we saw little traffic.” said Citigroup analyst Deborah Weinswig, in a MarketWatch report. Weinswig visited Target in New York.

In a Target store in suburban New Jersey (Clark), the collection was in the rear of the store, close to the fitting rooms. The apparel part of the collection was tightly packed together on display fixtures.

In the MarketWatch report, J.P. Morgan analyst Christopher Horvers sounded a note of optimism, and noted the collection, which officially launched on Dec.1, occurred at a time when there is typically a lull during the holiday shopping period. He said several items on Neiman Marcus’s website were listed as sold out.

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duyentran607 says:
Apr-20-2013 10:57 pm

In a Target store in suburban New Jersey (Clark), the collection was in the rear of the store, close to the fitting rooms. The apparel part of the collection was tightly packed together on display fixtures.ChatRandom

P.Lopez says:
Apr-10-2013 10:48 am

The promotion includes some 50 gift items featuring works of 24 well-known designers from Marc Jacobs to Diane von Furstenberg to Judith Leiber. ChatRandom

P.Lopez says:
Apr-10-2013 10:48 am

The promotion includes some 50 gift items featuring works of 24 well-known designers from Marc Jacobs to Diane von Furstenberg to Judith Leiber. ChatRandom

C.James says:
Mar-29-2013 04:38 am

To inform and remind customers about the products and services offered, promotion is an essential element in the business. - Kale Flagg

C.James says:
Mar-29-2013 04:38 am

To inform and remind customers about the products and services offered, promotion is an essential element in the business. - Kale Flagg

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NRF renews call for Obama to intervene in port strike

BY Staff Writer

Washington — The National Retail Federation on Monday issued the following statement from President and CEO Matthew Shay regarding the strike that has shut down most terminals at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. NRF last week sent President Obama a letter asking that he intervene in the strike.

“As we enter Day 6 of the strike, NRF is renewing its call for President Obama to intervene and end this work stoppage. The shutdown is already having a significant negative economic impact on retailers trying to bring in merchandise for their final push for holiday sales and will soon have an impact on consumers. The work stoppage not only impacts retailers, but is also affecting their product vendors – many of which are small businesses – and other industries like manufacturers and agricultural exporters that rely on the ports. As the debate in Washington continues to focus on the state of the American economy and relief for middle-class consumers, a protracted strike will ultimately result in higher prices at the very time we can least afford it. This strike is now at the national emergency stage impacting industries far and wide. ‘Urging’ both sides toward a solution is not the answer. The Obama Administration needs to show leadership and resolve to get the ports operational again and prevent any further economic damage.”

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