Liz Claiborne Canada to count heads at NRF’s Big Show
New York City Liz Claiborne Canada will detail its traffic-counting program at the upcoming National Retail Federation “Big Ideas” convention at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York City. The session, entitled “There is a Silver Bullet,” will be held on January 12, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Presenters Eric Champagne, VP information technology and logistics for Liz Claiborne Canada, and retail consultant Jim Dion, founder and president of Dionco, Chicago, will cover traffic-counting aspects such as creating additional store revenue and optimizing labor costs.
The pair will cover the theoretical and practical business aspects of traffic counting, addressing such issues as controlling the average sale, comparing stores, predicting traffic and analyzing promotional success.
Ahold extends tech agreement with HP
PALO ALTO, Calif. Ahold has extended its existing relationship with HP by signing a new seven-year infrastructure and applications services agreement, the company reported.
Under the terms of the agreement, HP will continue to provide management and support services for Ahold’s global data center environment. In addition, HP will implement HP Business Service Automation to make server and storage capabilities more robust and more highly available.
HP also will provide network services for Ahold’s extensive network that connects its supply chain and distribution with its 3,000 stores, warehouses and office locations across Europe and the United States.
Microsoft CFO to leave company at year’s end
REDMOND, Wash. Microsoft Corp. announced that Chris Liddell will be leaving the company at the end of 2009, and named Peter Klein as the company’s new chief financial officer.
“Chris and his finance team have accomplished a great deal over the past four and a half years. The team is deep and strong, and has an excellent record of building value for our shareholders,” said Steve Ballmer, Microsoft chief executive officer. “Peter brings great finance and operations expertise and a deep understanding of the company, and I am looking forward to a smooth transition that continues our commitment to cost containment and finance excellence.”
Liddell joined Microsoft in May 2005 after serving as CFO at International Paper Co., and chief executive officer of Carter Holt Harvey Ltd., then New Zealand’s second-largest listed company.