Levi Strauss & Co. selects merchandising, assortment-planning solution
Markham, Ontario Levi Strauss & Co. has signed global agreements with planning specialist provider Maple Lake Ltd. to implement a standardized merchandise and assortment-planning application across its global retail operations.
As part of a long-term plan to drive sustained, profitable growth in future years, Levi Strauss & Co. is implementing a number of strategies to advance and consolidate business processes and leverage its global footprint.
Expanding its brand-dedicated retail store network around the world is one of the company’s key growth strategies.
Maple Lake will provide Levi Strauss & Co. with software solutions to help forecast supply and demand needs within the company’s global network of branded retail stores, using a common technology platform across LS&Co.’s global retail footprint.
“Our strategic focus is to capitalize on our global presence and realize efficiencies across our businesses to give our consumers more of what they love from our brands,” said Jeremy Leaf, leader of Levi Strauss & Co.’s global retail operations team. “The Maple Lake solution will help to ensure we are continuing to drive the right assortments in store and maximize our inventory investments worldwide.”
Macy’s celebrates Pride month
NEW YORK Macy’s announced that it has celebrating Pride month with a multitude of in-store fashion events, advertising support, special tribute windows in select stores, gift registry booths for same-sex couples in key cities, as well as sponsorship and employee participation in Pride parades across the country.
“We are proud to support our LGBTQ employees and consumers through initiatives that recognize and honor our commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Corliss Fong, Macy’s vice president of diversity strategies. “Macy’s remains a steadfast supporter of inclusiveness in all aspects of our business and we join in celebration with millions across the nation who live with pride and joy this June.”
GameStop announces exec promotions
GRAPEVINE, Texas GameStop has announced the promotion of existing executives into new positions within the company.
The promotions include: Daniel DeMatteo, executive chairman, from CEO; J. Paul Raines, CEO, from COO; Tony Bartel, president, from EVP merchandising and marketing; and Robert Lloyd, EVP and CFO, from SVP and acting interim CFO.
“I am pleased to congratulate the team along with our board on the execution of this succession plan that has been two years in the making,” indicated Dan DeMatteo. “Paul, Tony, Rob and Mike are filling key positions that will allow GameStop to continue its growth both here and internationally. This includes expansion into new markets and continued focus on strategic initiatives such as our new loyalty program, downloadable content (DLC) marketing and sales, and the evolution of GameStop.com into a robust digital platform.”