UPS Opens First Retail Centers in China
Shanghai, China, Two United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (UPS) Express retail centers have opened in Shanghai, China, marking the first retail endeavor launched by the company in the country. The centers are located in key central business districts of Shanghai, with one in the Shanghai Stock Exchange building and the other in the Shanghai Mart Convention Center. Both are owned and operated by UPS. The launch of the UPS Express centers is the latest in a series of strategic initiatives to expand UPS’ operations and brand presence in China.
FreshDirect responds to NYC’s power outage
New York City, New York City’s on-line grocery delivery service FreshDirect responded to the recent power outages in the Queens borough by offering free delivery service to the area. The company began providing free delivery Monday after the power emergency extended over nine days and resulted in lots of spoiled food.
The Children’s Place Names New Execs
Secaucus, N.J., The Children’s Place Retail Stores announced the appointments of Tara Poseley as president, Disney Store, and Jill Kronenberg as senior VP, GMM, The Children’s Place. Poseley, 41, will join in September, while Kronenberg, 37, will join in October.
Poseley most recently served as president and CEO of Design Within Reach and previously served as senior VP of GapKids/babyGap. Kronenberg spent nine years with Aeropostale in increasing roles of responsibility within merchandising and most recently served as GMM of the JIMMY’Z division.