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K&G Fashion Superstore selects loss prevention, security solution

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Atlanta K&G Fashion Superstore, a subsidiary of The Men’s Wearhouse in the United States and an affiliate of Moore’s Clothing for Men in Canada, has selected ADT Security Services to provide loss prevention and security solutions for all of its 107 stores nationwide.

The retailer is replacing existing anti-theft systems with ADT’s Sensormatic anti-theft solutions to help protect merchandise and limit losses due to shoplifting and theft.

K&G Fashion Superstore will install ADT’s Sensormatic Ultra Max EAS anti-theft pedestals at store exits and will use the system’s anti-theft tags and labels on merchandise and products throughout the stores. The retailer will also benefit from ADT’s industry-leading Sensormatic source-tagging program, where anti-theft tags are put on merchandise at the point of manufacture.

The move to the new system was prompted by K&G’s desire to continue to better serve its customers with higher quality brands at discounted prices, according to Frank Serra, director of loss prevention.

“It is important for us to provide our customers with quality merchandise, value for their dollar and a first-rate shopping experience,” said Serra. “To do that we need to use the best technology solutions available to protect our products while allowing them to be openly displayed and available for purchase at the lowest possible price.”

At selected K&G stores, cameras and digital recorders will be integrated into the solution. Some stores will also include public view monitors — video screens placed in key locations that are a visual reminder to potential retail criminals they are being monitored.

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Borders chief resigns

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. Borders announced that Ron Marshall has resigned as president, CEO and a director of the company, effective immediately, to accept the role of CEO at another retailer.

The company has named EVP and chief merchandising officer Michael Edwards as the interim CEO.  Edwards is a 26-year retail veteran with CEO experience who joined Borders in September 2009 and has been leading the merchandising and marketing teams.  

“We have a clear commitment to drive the top line at Borders Group and there will be no interruption of our strategic plans and efforts to focus with great energy and determination on this goal during the transition,” said Edwards.

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Jo-Ann joins ArtFire to help artisans sell their wares

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HUDSON, Ohio Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores announced that it has partnered with ArtFire, an online artisan community, to provide sewers and crafters with the tools they need to create and sell their goods.

“By partnering with ArtFire, Jo-Ann is able to provide sewers and crafters all the tools they need to make and sell their products,” said Riddi Kline, SVP marketing, at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. “In stores and online at Joann.com, customers can shop for all their materials and find inspiration for projects. Cards and gift wrap in our stores complete the process for those creating handcrafted gifts, and now, those customers who sell their creations can do so through the Jo-Ann community at ArtFire.com.”

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