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Sears names CEO of Lands’ End

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Hoffman Estates, Ill. — Sears Holdings Corp. announced Monday it has hired Edgar O. Huber as CEO and president of Lands’ End.

Huber most recently was with Liz Claiborne, where he was the executive VP global business development. He will be based at Lands’ End’s home office in Dodgeville, Wis.

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Aeropostale launches store for Facebook fans

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New York City — Aeropostale has launched a fully integrated Facebook Store, powered by Usablenet’s technology platform, that combines shopping and social media and extends full e-commerce functionality to the Aeropostale Facebook community.

In addition to being able to purchase from Aeropostale’s entire online inventory, the integrated Facebook e-commerce store allows users to easily ‘Like’ and share items and purchases with their Facebook network – leveraging the viral nature of Facebook’s news feed.

"Aeropostale has 5 million Facebook fans that are engaged and connected to our brand," says Scott Birnbaum, senior VP marketing and e-commerce. "The next logical step is to give them the opportunity to shop while in this environment."

Developed by Aeropostale in partnership with mobile technology company Usablenet, consumers can use the Aeropostale Facebook store to search through a ‘shop’ tab, ‘like’ and ‘share’ with their friends, review products and complete transactions all while staying on Facebook.

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PeopleMatter’s talent-management solution selected for 78 Applebee’s stores

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Charleston, S.C. — PeopleMatter, a talent management solution provider for the service industry, said that Apple Sauce, LLC, a major franchisee in the Applebee’s system, has selected the the PeopleMatter Platform for talent management to find, develop and manage talent. The solution will be used for more than 78 Applebee’s locations in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Florida.

“In today’s rapidly changing world, we see how PeopleMatter’s suite of solutions will help us hire the right people, train them and communicate with them more effectively,” said Ron Long, COO, Apple Sauce.

By using PeopleMatter HIRE, PeopleMatter Learn, and PeopleMatter Engage, managers in the Applebee’s locations will save time with automated human resources tools that eliminate the need for paper and duplicate data entry, as well as motivate and engage their employees with integrated social-mobile tools. In addition, the solution’s integrated hiring assessments will pre-screen and identify candidates with a service-industry mindset so managers can optimize their interviewing time.

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