OPERATIONS

Sears Holdings names general counsel

BY Staff Writer

Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings announced today that Kristin M. Coleman will join the company as senior VP, general counsel and corporate secretary. Coleman most recently served as Brunswick Corporation’s VP, general counsel and corporate secretary.

Coleman will be responsible for the oversight and leadership of Sears Holdings’ legal business.

"I am pleased Kristin is joining our leadership team. She is a proven leader with experience managing legal, compliance and corporate governance issues," said Edward S. Lampert, Sears Holdings chairman and CEO. "Having started her career as a litigator and transitioning into corporate law, she brings a breadth and depth of experience to Sears Holdings in litigation and governance, including mergers and acquisitions and securities, which will serve us well as we continue on our path to transform the company."

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Acellos and High Jump Software merge

BY Dan Berthiaume

Colorado Springs, Colo. — Accellos and HighJump Software, each global providers of supply chain management software and trading partner network technology, have agreed to merge, creating a vendor with 11,000 customers in 23 countries with operations in North America, Asia and Europe. The combination of Accellos and HighJump brings together a set of technologies, including networked trading partner connectivity, warehouse management, transportation management, and route delivery.

The merged company will operate under the name HighJump and continue to use the Accellos brand for midmarket supply chain execution technology. Accellos founder and CEO Michael Cornell has been appointed CEO. The combined company will be committed to all the Accellos and HighJump product lines going forward, and current customers’ investments in existing solutions will continue to be protected.

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REAL ESTATE

Report: New mixed-use development coming to Birmingham, Mich.

BY Dan Berthiaume

Birmingham, Mich. – A new 49,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use development including an entire floor of retail space is slated to open in downtown Birmingham, Michigan, in third quarter 2015. According to the Macomb Daily News, the development, called “The Forefront,” will be located in the Principal shopping district and feature retail stores on the first floor and 11 luxury condos on the second and third floors.

The development will be built on the site of an existing building, which will be demolished.

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