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ParknShop selects Galleria merchandising solutions

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hong Kong – Hong Kong-based supermarket chain ParknShop has chosen Galleria Retail Technology Solutions to further enhance its merchandising operations. ParknShop will use Galleria category planning, automation and optimization solutions to obtain insights via clustering and demand signal analytics, as well as optimize and execute its store strategy.

“With a wide variety of stores across Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China, our goal is to provide our customers with a large selection of products at the best possible value,” said Philippe Giard, regional managing director of ParknShop.

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Home Depot names new retail and supply chain execs

BY Dan Berthiaume

Atlanta – The Home Depot has named Craig Menear president, U.S. retail, effective immediately. Menear was previously executive VP, merchandising, responsible for all merchandising departments and merchandising services and strategy; the company’s supply chain network; global sourcing; vendor management; marketing; and online sales.

In his new role, Menear will add responsibility for all U.S. store operations, with Marvin Ellison, executive V.P. U.S. stores, reporting to Menear. The company also promoted Mark Holifield, senior VP, supply chain, to executive VP, supply chain and product development, with responsibility for sourcing and proprietary brands. Holifield will continue reporting to Menear.

"Craig is a world-class retailer and has done a terrific job in recent years leading some of the most important and successful initiatives in our company," said Frank Blake , chairman and CEO. "And Mark has successfully led one of the most extensive supply chain transformations in retail history. Both are very deserving of their new leadership roles, and I look forward to their continuing contributions to our business."

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Report: Verizon investigating retail breaches

BY Dan Berthiaume

New York – Verizon is reportedly investigating possible data breaches at two unidentified retailers that use its networking technology. According to the New York Times, law enforcement notified the two retailers of the possible cyber attacks, and they then notified Verizon late in the week of Feb. 17.

A Verizon spokesperson told the New York Times that these attacks have similar earmarks to the recent Target breach and there is probably a link between them and an earlier event. Verizon is reportedly also investigating the Target breach. The U.S. Secret Service and Target declined comment in the article.

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