Macy’s extends store hours for holiday shopping
New York City — Macy’s said Monday it has brought back its “24-hour” stores for three all-nighters beginning Dec. 21. Starting at 7 a.m., 14 Macy’s stores will stay open for 83 hours straight for non-stop shopping until Christmas Eve on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.
Another 27 Macy’s stores will stay open until 2 a.m. on those same three nights.
“Our 24-hour stores have been a hit with holiday shoppers for the past five years,” said Ron Klein, chief stores officer, Macy’s. “Our customers have told us when they want to shop, and after-hours and overnight shopping comes out a clear winner as the countdown to Christmas gets closer.”
Macy’s added 18 stores that will stay open until 2 a.m., to total 27.
In 2006, Macy’s Queens (N.Y.) Center store was the first Macy’s store to go 24-hours.
QVC names HR exec
West Chester, Pa. — QVC announced Monday that Beth Rubino has been promoted to executive VP human resources and workplace services, reporting to QVC president and CEO Mike George.
Rubino was previously senior VP human resources and workplace services.
In addition to her global human resources role, Rubino will continue to oversee QVC’s corporate communications, as well as its community affairs programs and corporate social responsibility efforts.
InComm launches digital content and gaming destination at Best Buy Mexico
Atlanta — Prepaid product and transaction services company InComm said Monday that it has teamed with Best Buy Co. to launch a digital content and gaming destination at eight Best Buy stores in Mexico.
Best Buy has partnered with InComm for nine years in the United States and this new offering represents a global expansion of the relationship.
The InComm prepaid destination includes digital content and gaming products such as iTunes, Play Station, Club Penguin, IMVU and Zynga.
“Best Buy is already well-known as a leading retailer for prepaid products in the U.S. and InComm is excited to help it establish the same reputation in Mexico,” said Frank Monaco, VP International, InComm. “We have a great opportunity to help grow the prepaid market in Mexico by offering those consumers a convenient and secure way to purchase the digital content and online games they want.”