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Reflexis selects IBM cloud infrastructure

BY Dan Berthiaume

Dedham, Mass. – Reflexis has selected SoftLayer, an IBM company, to provide the infrastructure for its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that will support retailers’ mobile and Web applications. Using Reflexis’ PaaS, customers can implement mobile and web applications, which help retailers provide a seamless online-to-store shopping experience and provide a higher quality of customer engagement.

All solutions including Reflexis StorePulse real-time execution software, Reflexis Workforce Manager (budgeting, forecasting, labor scheduling, and employee self-service), Reflexis Task Manager, Reflexis StoreWalk (compliance and auditing), and Reflexis Time and Attendance, are hosted on SoftLayer and available via a cloud delivery model.

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Cash Register Services rebrands as Truno

BY Dan Berthiaume

Lubbock, Texas – Cash Register Services Inc. is launching its new brand, Truno Retail Technology Solutions. The company has been preparing to rebrand during the course of 2013 and 2014 through phases of brand research, development, and design.

The new name is derived from the "True North” mission statement. Truno offers integrated technology solutions for the retail industry.

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Zant named president at Belk

BY CSA STAFF

Regional department store operator Belk wasted no time filling its president and head merchant position after Kathryn Bufano vacated those positions to become CEO of The Bon-Ton Stores.

Within minutes of Bon-Ton’s announcement that it had hired Bufano, Belk named David Zant president and chief merchandising officer, effective August 11. Zant has served as EVP and general merchandise manager of men’s, home and kids since 2008 and in his new role will report to Tim Belk, chairman and CEO of the 299-unit chain.

“(David Zant) is an exceptional merchant who is well-respected in our industry, and who will bring great strategic leadership to these areas of our business,” Belk said.

Zant began his retail career in 1978 and held senior merchandising positions with Saks and the former Mercantile Stores Company. He joined Belk in June 2001 as president of Belk’s former central division in Charlotte. He was named EVP and GMM of men’s and home in August 2002 and also served as EVP and GMM of feminine apparel. He left the company in 2005 to serve as vice chairman of private brands, merchandise planning and Internet marketing at The Bon-Ton, but returned to Belk in 2008.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk operates in 16 Southern states.

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