OPERATIONS

Julian Geiger resigns from Aeropostale board

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York City — Aeropostale said Friday it has appointed seven-year board member Karin Hirtler-Garvey as chairman of the board, replacing Julian R. Geiger who has stepped down as chairman and resigned from the board.

In November, Gieger left his chairman/CEO post with Aeropostale to join Crumbs Bake Shop as president and CEO.

Hirtler-Garvey is a CPA, and most recently was the chief risk executive for Ally Financial Inc. Prior to that, she held various senior level management positions at Bank of America.

The company also announced that Janet E. Grove has been appointed to its board of directors. She was most recently vice chairman of Macy’s Inc.

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FINANCE

Saks Fifth Avenue partners with 194 charities nationwide for Feb. donations

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York City — Saks Fifth Avenue said Friday that, during February, it will give 5% of all registered purchases made with a Saks Fifth Avenue credit card back to local charities.

Saks Fifth Avenue has partnered with 194 charitable organizations nationwide.

“We appreciate our customers’ charitable involvement and look forward to giving back locally with this exciting and newly implemented national program,” said Steve Sadove, chairman and CEO, Saks Inc.

Customers may select which local charity from Saks Fifth Avenue’s roster they wish to allocate their 5% contribution.

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Veteran retailer joins SkuLoop board of advisors

BY Staff Writer

Los Angeles — SkuLoop, a retail solution provider offering a suite of tools that allows retailers and brands to build their own digital promotions, announced that veteran fashion executive Trent MacLean has joined its board of advisors. He previously served as president and COO of 7 for all Mankind and Paige Denim, and prior to that as president of Liz Claiborne Casual Sportswear and president of Liz Claiborne Canada.

“Trent’s vast experience in retail will provide invaluable insights as we continue to develop products that help retailers take control of digital, social and mobile promotions,” said Michelle Crames, CEO of SkuLoop. “His advice about the key factors C-level retail executives look for in their promotions as well as the drivers in implementing technologies will help us better address the needs of our existing and future partners.”

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