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Veteran retailer joins SkuLoop board of advisors

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Los Angeles — SkuLoop, a retail solution provider offering a suite of tools that allows retailers and brands to build their own digital promotions, announced that veteran fashion executive Trent MacLean has joined its board of advisors. He previously served as president and COO of 7 for all Mankind and Paige Denim, and prior to that as president of Liz Claiborne Casual Sportswear and president of Liz Claiborne Canada.

“Trent’s vast experience in retail will provide invaluable insights as we continue to develop products that help retailers take control of digital, social and mobile promotions,” said Michelle Crames, CEO of SkuLoop. “His advice about the key factors C-level retail executives look for in their promotions as well as the drivers in implementing technologies will help us better address the needs of our existing and future partners.”

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NRF BIG Show Wrap-Up Report

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New York City — Seamless customer experience, empowered consumers, mobile commerce and social shopping were among the buzzwords at the National Retail Federation’s Annual Convention & Expo in New York City. Highlights of the show, which set new records for attendance and featured a keynote address by a former president, are featured in Chain Store Age’s NRF BIG Show Wrap-Up report.

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CVS Caremark names new SVP government affairs

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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Caremark has announced the appointment of Larry Burton as SVP government affairs, effective Feb. 27, bringing more than 30 years of experience in strategy development, public policy and government affairs to the company.

He joins the company from Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C., where he was executive director. In this role, Burton was responsible for developing policy positions and strategies for implementation on matters of priority interest to CEOs in such areas as energy and environment, trade, corporate governance, health care and other major economic issues. Previously, Burton was regional coordinator of the Western Hemisphere (North America) for energy company BP, and had served as the VP U.S. government and international affairs in the company’s Washington, D.C., office. In addition, Burton was the special assistant and associate director in the Office of Management and Budget, where he was senior liaison to the U.S. Senate on budget and regulatory matters.

"Larry’s strong background in government affairs work, as well as his experience in developing and advocating for critical public policy positions both as a staffer for elected government officials and as a representative of large corporations, make him uniquely qualified to lead our Washington, D.C., office and help shape our positions and perspectives on healthcare policy," stated Helena Foulkes, EVP and chief healthcare strategy and marketing officer of CVS Caremark.

"The CEOs of the Business Roundtable have all benefitted from Larry’s insight and leadership on many key issues," added BRT president John Engler. "I have watched and admired his steady approach, and he will be a superb addition to the CVS Caremark team as health care in America continues to undergo major change."

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