OPERATIONS

JoS. A. Bank names merchandise exec promotion

BY Staff Writer

Hampstead, Md. — JoS. A. Bank Clothiers said Wednesday that Frank J. Barbarino has been promoted to senior VP and general merchandise manager for the chain, effective April 15.

In his new role, Barbarino will continue to lead the Tailored Clothing Department and will add Sportswear and Furnishings to his responsibilities. He will oversee product design, manufacturing and sourcing, as well as all retailing of the company’s merchandise lines.

Barbarino was most recently VP for tailored clothing.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Charming Shoppes selects Manhattan SCOPE to drive DC efficiencies

BY Staff Writer

Atlanta — Supply chain optimization provider Manhattan Associates said Wednesday that Charming Shoppes has selected solutions from the Manhattan SCOPE supply chain portfolio to optimize its distribution, transportation and distributed order processes in its Greencastle, Ind., distribution center.

Charming Shoppes, parent to Lane Bryant, Cacique, Fashion Bug and Catherines Plus Sizes, selected Manhattan’s Warehouse Management, Slotting Optimization and Labor Management solutions from the Distribution Management suite of the Manhattan SCOPE portfolio, along with the complete Transportation Lifecycle Management suite of solutions.

“Manhattan’s Warehouse Management System will be the focal point of the upgrade project in our distribution center, after which we will look to Manhattan to assist us in enabling other multichannel fulfillment strategies,” said Bryan Eshelman, executive VP and chief supply chain officer, Charming Shoppes.

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REAL ESTATE

Casey’s expanding into Tennessee

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Ankeny, Iowa — Casey’s General Stores said Tuesday it will break ground on its first site in Tennessee in June, marking the thirteenth state in the c-store chain’s area of operations.

The debut store will open in Dyersburg, Tenn., in October.

“We believe the state of Tennessee provides an excellent opportunity for Casey’s,” said Robert Myers, president and CEO.

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