Lululemon founder stepping back
New York City — Lululemon Athletica said on Friday that Dennis J. Wilson, its founder and former CEO, would step down from his current position as chief innovation and branding officer of the yogawear company at the end of January.
Wilson will remain as chairman.
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Nordstrom Rack to open in Tysons Corner, Va.
Seattle — Nordstrom plans to open a Nordstrom Rack in Tysons Corner, Va. The approximately 42,000-sq.-ft., two-level store is scheduled to open during fall 2012.
Nordstrom Rack will open in the former Filene’s Basement space and join tenants Morton’s Steakhouse, Bertucci’s restaurant and Bank of America in a 215,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use project. The project is owned by Rocks Tysons Two LLC and managed by Allen & Rocks, Inc. with KLNB Retail handling leasing.
QVC appoints former Wal-Mart executive as CIO
West chester, Pa. — QVC announced that Linda Dillman has been appointed CIO, Dillman most recently served as senior VP global IT at HP. Previously, she was executive VP and CIO at Wal-Mart Stores.
"QVC’s 25-year track record of success relies on our ability to deliver a high quality, seamless multi-platform experience to our millions of customers worldwide," said QVC president and CEO, Mike George. "This is no easy accomplishment and requires strong IT leadership that can meet our business’ high demands for technical functionality, scalability and performance. Linda’s background makes her ideally suited to keep QVC at the forefront of innovation and maintain our leadership as the premier global multimedia retailer."
Dillman spent 18 years at Walmart, from 1991 to 2009, during which time she served in areas of increasing responsibility in IT, including executive VP and CIO, and also served as executive VP risk and benefits.
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