Timberland: Adds New Data Warehouse
Eager to gain visibility into its global sales and distribution channels, The Timberland Co. is currently implementing a new data warehouse solution from Teradata, Dayton, Ohio.
Timberland, a Stratham, N.H.-based designer and retailer of outdoor footwear, apparel and accessories, is committed to expanding its brand across the marketplace. By adding an end-to-end data warehouse solution, the company will be primed “to drive improvements in our business performance in the first half of 2008 and beyond,” said Rosalee Hermens, the company’s VP and CIO.
The company also expects the solution to quickly deliver more accurate information and enhanced analytics to its users.
The company is currently installing Teradata servers, database software and the vendor’s retail logical data models. Timberland also purchased Teradata Professional Services to support system maintenance during and following implementation. Timberland expects to be using the solution before the end of the first quarter.
Stage Stores says Peebles evp to retire
HOUSTON Stage Stores today announced that Dennis Abramczyk, evp and coo of its Peebles Division, will be retiring after approximately nine years with the company. He will continue to serve in his position until a replacement is found.
Jim Scarborough, chairman and ceo, commented, “We want to thank Dennis for his contributions and service to our company, and we wish him well as he begins this new phase of his life. We will immediately begin a search for his successor, and we are pleased that Dennis will be staying on until the conclusion of our search process, as this will ensure a smooth and orderly transition.”
Home Depot to cut 500 HQ jobs
ATLANTA Home Depot is cutting 500 jobs at its headquarters. According to reports the cuts make up 10% of the 5,000 employees who work at the headquarters.
The cuts are partly due to the struggling U.S. economy, which has hurt market conditions, reports said. Employees were notified of the eliminations today, they will be paid through April 4.
Home Depot reported fiscal 2007 third quarter consolidated net earnings of $1.1 billion, or 60 cents per diluted share, compared with $1.5 billion, or 73 cents per diluted share, in the same period in fiscal 2006.