SUPPLY CHAIN

Tile Shop appoints Best Buy exec as COO

BY Dan Berthiaume

Rochester, Minn. – Tile Shop Holdings has appointed Chris Homeister to the newly created position of COO, effective immediately. In this role, Homeister will oversee supply chain, retail operations and merchandising.

Homeister previously served as the GM and senior VP of Best Buy’s Entertainment Business Group, where he led all elements of this multi-billion dollar business across retail and online channels.

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STORE SPACES

CSA Readers’ Choice Awards: Vote Now!

BY Staff Writer

New York — Help CSA determine the Most Innovative Retail Store of 2013 by voting for one of the five stores below. (For photos and info on the nominees, go to chainstoreage.com/multimedia.)

  • AT&T, LaGrange, Ill.
  • Converse, San Francisco
  • Hointer, Seattle
  • Marks & Spencer, Amsterdam
  • Polaroid Fotobar, Delray Beach, Fla.

Click here to vote.

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OPERATIONS

Amazon ups holiday hiring by 40% to hire 70,000 holiday workers

BY Marianne Wilson

Seattle — Amazon.com announced plans to add more than 70,000 full-time seasonal jobs in its U.S. fulfillment centers this holiday season, a 40% increase rise over last year. The company said it hopes to eventually convert many of those temporary seasonal opportunities into permanent roles.

“So far this year, we have converted more than 7,000 temporary employees in the U.S. into full-time, regular roles and we’re looking forward to converting thousands more after this holiday season,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s VP of worldwide operations and customer service.

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