Kohl’s to increase holiday hiring by 5%
Menomonee Falls, Wis. — Kohl’s Corp. said Tuesday it will hire 40,000 seasonal workers for the 2011 holiday shopping period, about 5% more than in 2010.
The plan equates to about 35 additional associates per store at its 1,127 stores, each working about 20 hours per week.
In addition, Kohl’s said it plans to hire 2,500 seasonal workers at DCs and 500 seasonal and full-time credit operations workers.
Finish Line names 7-Eleven exec to strategy post
Indianapolis — The Finish Line, Inc. said Tuesday it has named Sally McKelvey as VP strategy for the Finish Line brand.
McKelvey previously served as senior director, operations financial planning and analysis, at 7-Eleven.
McKelvey is charged with leading the evaluation, development and implementation of strategic growth initiatives for the Finish Line brand. She will analyze, recommend and implement programs that will provide growth opportunities, increase operational productivity and enhance profitability for the company.
Hallmark Cards expands data warehouse with Teradata
San Diego — Teradata announced Tuesday that Hallmark Cards Inc. has expanded its data warehouse environment with new enterprise data warehouse platforms, including new data warehouse appliances, as well as the latest Aprimo Relationship Manager application from Aprimo, a Teradata company.
The upgraded platforms and software tools were implemented while realizing a 30% reduction in total cost of ownership. Hallmark also added utilities for backup and recovery, as well as Teradata Viewpoint and Professional Services support.
“We in the marketing team were ready to start doing more automated multi-step campaigns and the new Teradata-Aprimo software now provides us with that valuable capability,” said DeAnna Blair, marketing project leader, Hallmark Cards. “We operate in a complex, consumer-centric business which requires a more agile data warehouse with excellent performance economics.”
Using Teradata, Hallmark gathers daily POS information, including purchases from millions of loyalty card holders.