Retail Roadshow in Boston on Thursday; register now
New York — Retail executives are invited to attend the Microsoft Retail Roadshow, which will be held in Cambridge, Mass., on Thursday, March 29. The half-day event, which kicks off with breakfast at 8 a.m. and includes lunch, will explore ways that retailers can increase operational efficiency, lower costs and innovate to drive customer engagement.
The Retail Roadshow will be held at Microsoft Research New England, R&D Center, One Memorial Drive, First Floor, Cambridge, Mass.
Click here for more information and to register.
Sears names former Sony exec as appliance head
Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday that Steve Haber will join the company as senior VP and president, Home Appliances.
Haber was previously executive VP at Sony Electronics, leading the Product to Consumer Marketing and the Home and Digital Reading business divisions.
Urban Outfitters CFO stepping down
Philadelphia — Urban Outfitters said Wednesday that CFO Eric Artz is leaving the company, and will be replaced by current chief accounting officer Frank Conforti, effective April 3.
No reason has been given for Artz’s departure, other than he plans to return to the west coast.
Urban Outfitters operates under the Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People, Terrain and Urban Outfitters brands.