PacSun Names d.e.m.o. President
Anaheim, Calif., Pacific Sunwear of California Inc. hired Lou Ann Bett to be division president of its d.e.m.o. division. The appointment becomes effective May 1. Bett most recently served with Limited Corp. as VP and general merchandise manager of Express Men’s.
Read All About It: Workforce Management
New York City, Costs are rising and competitive pressure is increasing. Workforce deployment is becoming riskier and more expensive, and store operations are being complicated by increased labor-law compliance. To succeed in this challenging new environment, retailers need to implement initiatives to cut costs and increase sales, enhance the customer experience, and align store operations with equipment and technology, and the workforce with the work.
John T. Anderson, Retail Industry Manager of Kronos Inc., writes about workforce management in an article called “Driving Retail Business Performance Through Workforce Management.” To read the article in its entirety, click on the Guest Commentaries tab to the left.
Spiegel Plan: Focus on Eddie Bauer
Downers Grove, Ill., Spiegel filed its reorganization plan with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The plan contemplates that the business will be reorganized around the Eddie Bauer division of Spiegel, Inc., establishing a new parent company, Eddie Bauer Holdings, Inc. Eddie Bauer will continue to operate through its stores, catalogs and Internet site, and will be headquartered in Redmond, Wash.
Spiegel filed for bankruptcy protection in March 2003.