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Modell’s Names Merchandising Exec VP

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New York City Seth Horowitz, chairman, president and CEO of Everlast Worldwide has joined Modell’s Sporting Goods as executive VP of merchandising, advertising, marketing, planning and allocation.

Horowitz succeeded his father as chairman and CEO after he passed away in November 2005. He was serving as president and COO at the time.

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Wal-Mart Cuts Back on Weekly Managers’ Meetings

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Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores is doing away with one of its long-standing legacies—its weekly Saturday morning managers’ meeting, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Dating back to Wal-Mart’s earliest days, company managers have gathered on Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in Bentonville, Ark., to talk over business results and swap merchandising tips.

Despite complaints over the years about the early morning timing, Wal-Mart has required managers at its headquarters to attend two meetings a month, staggering attendance to fit the employees into its headquarters auditorium.

Wal-Mart said it will cut back the Saturday staff meetings to once a month starting in March, for the sake of efficiency, the report said.

The meetings will be broadcast on its closed-circuit network to allow those outside Bentonville to view the events.

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Circuit City Stores Names Exec VP, COO

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Richmond, Va. Circuit City Stores announced that John T. Harlow has joined the company as executive VP and COO. Harlow will oversee the company’s retail stores, real estate, information technology and supply chain.

Harlow most recently was a retail director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and has been involved with Circuit City over the past year. Prior to joining Deloitte, Harlow was senior VP of operations for the A&P U.S. division of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company Inc.

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