OPERATIONS

Lowe’s partners with social site Houzz in dream kitchen promo

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Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe’s announced that is partnering with Houzz, a social site for home remodeling and design, to offer consumers the chance to win a dream kitchen.

As part of its marketing relationship with Houzz, Lowe’s has launched the “Dream Kitchen” sweepstakes, giving customers the chance to win a dream kitchen, valued at $50,000, designed and built by Houzz’s top designers and contractors with materials from Lowe’s.

“We’re proud to announce a first-of-its kind marketing alliance with Houzz,” said Gihad Jawhar, VP Lowes.com. “With Houzz’s impressive community of designers and renovators and Lowe’s innovative online retail experience, we will provide the best possible tools and resources to improve homes at every stage of a project, from inspiration to completion.”

As part of its partnership with Houzz, Lowe’s will integrate Houzz’s image gallery and articles into MyLowe’s its online portal for managing everything related to the home.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Charming Shoppes names supply chain officer

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Bensalem, Pa. — Charming Shoppes has promoted Bryan Eshelman to executive VP, chief supply chain officer. Eshelman started with the chain in 2010 as senior VP operations.

Eshelman retains his previous duties of overseeing technology, logistics, technical design and quality assurance. His new responsibilities include directing the retailer’s global direct sourcing from buying offices in such locations as Hong Kong and India, and ensuring supply chain compliance with trade and customs regulations.

Charming Shoppes also announced it has hired Donna Isralsky as senior VP strategic sourcing.

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OPERATIONS

Report: Walmart Supercenters eliminates overnight greeters

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New York City — Wal-Mart Stores no longer is employing greeters during the overnight shift at its approximate 3,000 U.S. supercenters, Bloomberg reported.

For the past six months, the chain has been reassigning greeters at supercenters to other jobs, the report said.

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