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Modell’s Sporting Goods selects Shopatron to manage online orders

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — Modell’s Sporting Goods, which operates 150+ brick-and-mortar stores as well as Modells.com, said Wednesday it has selected San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based e-commerce provider Shopatron as its order management solution to deliver officially licensed sports gear to fans just in time for the playoffs.

Modell’s said it will continue to add more product categories to the site throughout the year, including athletic footwear, active apparel and other sporting goods, to bring its complete in-store selection online.

The deal with Shopatron will allow Modell’s to optimize the fulfillment of online orders by shipping orders from one of Modell’s retail locations, distribution centers or third-party vendors. Shopatron’s distributed order management platform gives Modell’s the ability to integrate its offline locations into its e-commerce program, promoting expedited fulfillment, efficient inventory management and the future capabilities for in-store order pickup.

"The ability to integrate our local retail stores with our online store is an invaluable asset," said Mitchell Modell, CEO of Modell’s Sporting Goods.

In addition to order management, Shopatron manages payment processing, fraud protection and order support for Modells.com.

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Levi Strauss names president of global retail

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New York — Levi Strauss & Co. promoted Joelle Mahler, senior VP of Americas Retail, to the new post of executive VP of the company, and president of global retail, effective immediately.

Mahler will be responsible for Levi’s retail operations worldwide, including company-owned, franchise and outlet stores, along with e-commerce.

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Furniture chain Gardner-White renews marketing partnership with Alliance Data

BY Katherine Boccaccio

Dallas — Loyalty and marketing solution-provider Alliance Data Systems Corp. announced Wednesday that it has signed a multi-year renewal agreement to continue providing the turnkey, marketing-driven private label credit card program for Gardner-White Furniture.

Gardner-White is a regional retailer of home furnishings, electronics, mattresses and accessories in the metro Detroit area.

“The Gardner-White credit card program is critical to enabling us to bring our customers greater levels of value and flexibility every day," said Barb Tronstein, VP and owner of Gardner-White.

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