REAL ESTATE

REI announces new store location

BY Staff Writer

Seattle — REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) will open a store in Silverdale, Wash., in the fall of 2013.

The 24,500 sq.-ft. store will include a seasonal rental department that will allow customers to test new outdoor activities, and a bike shop that will provide expert assembly and repair services. The store’s community space will host outdoor-related classes, presentations and events.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Burlington Coat Factory taps LogicSource for sourcing services

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Norwalk, Conn. — LogicSource, a sourcing solutions firm, has entered into a multi-year agreement to provide advisory services and technologies to Burlington Coat Factory, which operates more than 477 stores in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

LogicSource conducted a detailed analysis of Burlington Coat Factory’s sourcing and procurement of printed materials, and identified a broad range of efficiency and cost savings opportunities. Through this partnership, LogicSource will provide strategic sourcing expertise, e-procurement technology and market leverage to provide increased efficiency and cost savings to Burlington Coat Factory.

Burlington Coat Factory will use LogicSource’s OneMarket Buyer e-procurement module and OneMarket Analytics module for procurement and analysis. The OneMarket platform allows companies to better control their sourcing and procurement processes, gain transparency throughout the supply chain, and drive sustainable cost savings.

Earlier this year, LogicSource announced an increased focus on the retail industry and its newly expanded menu of cost-saving options for those clients. The company now offers sourcing and procurement of materials for store construction and maintenance, including rollout displays, fixtures, lighting, flooring, mannequins, hangers, gift boxes, bags and exterior signage.

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Mar-20-2013 03:41 pm

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D.Spencer says:
Mar-20-2013 03:41 pm

The services market now has the approach of a broad platform of opportunities that have changed the caliber in the economical environment. For consumers, this is a big win, because they have a broad perspective upon choices from RateLinx to many other outsourcing offers. For the market itself, these are just the growing pains of the global economy nowadays.

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OPERATIONS

Golfsmith names CEO

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Austin, Texas — Golfsmith International has named Sue E. Gove president and CEO.

Gove, formerly president and COO of the combined Golfsmith and Golf Town business, has also served as the chief integration officer leading the successful Golfsmith-Golf Town combination, which was finalized this past July. Marty Hanaka, the previous CEO, will serve in an advisory role through the end of this year.

Prior to joining Golfsmith, Gove was an independent consultant, serving clients in specialty retail and private equity. Previously, she was EVP and COO of Zale Corp. from 2002 to March 2006, and a director of Zale Corp. from 2004 to 2006. Gove has also been a member of the board of directors of Autozone Inc. since 2005.

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