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Michael Kors names Toys ‘R’ Us exec as VP operations

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hong Kong – Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. has named Cathy Marie Robinson as senior VP, global operations effective. Robinson has 24 years’ experience in operations, logistics and supply chain management at various retail companies, and since 2012 was senior VP, chief logistics officer at Toys “R” Us.

From 2010 to 2012, Robinson was the senior VP, supply, logistics and customer experience at The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P). Robinson began her career as a United States Army logistics officer and also held various logistics and operations positions at Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

“We are pleased that Marie will be joining our executive team,” said John D. Idol, chairman and CEO of Michael Kors. “Her significant experience managing global supply chain operations for large retail distribution networks, both brick-and-mortar and online, will be instrumental to us as we develop a world-class distribution network to meet the growing demand for our brand.”

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Domino’s introduces online group ordering tool

BY Dan Berthiaume

Ann Arbor, Mich. – Domino’s Pizza has developed the Group Ordering Tool as an online feature that calculates an estimate of the number of pizzas needed to feed a specific amount of people. Domino’s customers who use the Group Ordering Tool will also receive a discount on the menu price of their pizzas.

"The Group Ordering Tool is perfect for holiday get-togethers such as Memorial Day, graduation parties or large lunch meetings where customers don’t know how many or what pizzas to order," said Chris Brandon, Domino’s Pizza spokesperson. "How many times have you had to do the math to figure out how many pizza pies to get? Domino’s tool solves that big ‘pizza problem’ and shows customers what our most popular topping options are as well."

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And the best department store in the world is…

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — The United Kingdom’s Selfridges was named ‘Best Department Store in the World’ for the third consecutive time by the Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS). The award was given at the group’s Global Department Store Summit, which was held last week. The event is held every other year.

Selfridges was in competition for the award with Macy’s and the German retailer Breuninger.

“We are thrilled that Selfridges has again been recognized as the best department store in the world," said Anne Pitcher, managing director of Selfridges & Co. “We have had a terrific couple of years since last winning, and it is a tribute to the commitment of our teams that we have been honored with the award again this year. It gives us even greater impetus to continue to exceed our customers’ expectations and deliver to them a unique and extraordinary shopping experience.”

IGDS is the largest association of department stores worldwide and has 37 members from 35 countries on five continents.

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