NRF BIG Show Wrap-Up Report
New York City — Seamless customer experience, empowered consumers, mobile commerce and social shopping were among the buzzwords at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & Expo in New York City. Highlights of the show, which set new records for attendance and featured a keynote address by a former president, are featured in Chain Store Age’s NRF BIG Show Wrap-Up report.
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Urban Outfitters names CEO for namesake brand
Philadelphia — Urban Outfitters Inc. has appointed a former executive as CEO of its namesake brand. The company named Tedford Marlow as head of the Urban Outfitters Group, effective Feb. 6. Marlow he retired from the chain in 2010, after spending nine years as president of the Urban Outfitters brand.
The announcement came almost a month after Richard Hayne, the company’s chairman and president, succeeded CEO Glen Senk, who resigned. Hayne co-founded the company in 1970.
Coldwater Creek names new COO
Sandpoint, Idaho — Coldwater Creek Inc. has promoted Jim Bell to the newly created position of executive VP and COO. He will oversee the retailer’s information technology systems, real estate, distribution and logistics, planning and allocation, and finance.
Bell is currently the company’s chief financial officer, and will continue to fill that role in his new job, the company said Thursday.