J. Crew COO jumps ship for Avon

Avon Products Inc. AVP, +1.17% said Wednesday it hired James Scully away from J. Crew Group Inc. to be its new chief financial officer. Scully has been J. Crew’s chief operating officer for nearly two years and with the retailer for a decade. His exit follows the departure of Stuart Haselden, its chief financial officer,... Continue Reading →

Argos to open 10 ‘digital stores’ inside Sainsbury’s branches

Argos has announced plans to create digital stores inside existing branches of Sainsbury's in a drive to reach more customers. The general merchandise retailer will trial 10 stores, ranging from 1,000 to over 5,000 square feet, where customers will be able to purchase non-grocery items. Customers will be given a choice of 20,000 products which... Continue Reading →

Sears laying off 115 corporate employees

Sears Holdings Corp. Wednesday announced layoffs of 115 corporate employees, including 100 at its Hoffman Estates, IL headquarters. The cuts, effective immediately, are in various departments throughout the retailer’s corporate organization, the company said. The move is another in a series of measures to cut costs and restructure as the retailer tries to offset continuing... Continue Reading →

Tommy Hilfiger launches innovative digital sales showroom

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by Phillips-Van Heusen (PVH) Corporation, one of the leading American garment companies, has launched an innovative digital sales showroom, located at its global headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The digital showroom revolutionizes the sales experience for retailers by offering them a more engaging and seamless buying approach. The interactive system blends collection... Continue Reading →

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