Federal Realty Investment Trust President and CEO Donald C. Wood to present at the Citi 2018 Global Property CEO Conference

ROCKVILLE, Md., 2018-Mar-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) announced today (Feb. 27, 2018) that Donald C. Wood, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Citi 2018 Global Property CEO Conference in Hollywood, Florida on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 7:30 AM ET to 8:05 AM ET.

Event: Federal Realty Investment Trust Presentation at Citi 2018 Global Property CEO Conference

When: 7:30 AM ET, Monday, March 5, 2018

Live Webcast: FRT Citi Global Property CEO Presentation or under the Investors tab at www.federalrealty.com

A replay of the webcast will be available on Federal Realty’s website at www.federalrealty.com through June 3, 2018.

About Federal Realty

Federal Realty is a recognized leader in the ownership, operation and redevelopment of high-quality retail based properties located primarily in major coastal markets from Washington, D.C. to Boston as well as San Francisco and Los Angeles. Founded in 1962, our mission is to deliver long term, sustainable growth through investing in densely populated, affluent communities where retail demand exceeds supply. Our expertise includes creating urban, mixed-use neighborhoods like Santana Row in San Jose, California, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Maryland and Assembly Row in Somerville, Massachusetts. These unique and vibrant environments that combine shopping, dining, living and working provide a destination experience valued by their respective communities. Federal Realty’s 104 properties include approximately 3,000 tenants, in approximately 24 million square feet, and over 2,300 residential units.

Federal Realty has paid quarterly dividends to its shareholders continuously since its founding in 1962, and has increased its dividend rate for 50 consecutive years, the longest record in the REIT industry. Federal Realty shares are traded on the NYSE under the symbol FRT. For additional information about Federal Realty and its properties, visit www.FederalRealty.com.

Investor Inquires:
Leah Andress
Investor Relations Associate

Media Inquiries:
Andrea Simpson
Vice President, Marketing

SOURCE: Federal Realty Investment Trust

Gap brand president and CEO Jeff Kirwan to leave the company

SAN FRANCISCO, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) today (February 20, 2018) announced that Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of Gap brand, will leave the company.

“Under Jeff’s leadership we made significant progress on the operating model of Gap brand. We are faster and more responsive than ever before, we radically improved quality and fit, and we centered the brand on the aesthetic that our customers love: casual, optimistic and American. We have also seen the results of exceptional marketing and customer engagement reflected in increased traffic, improved sales and the strength of the digital business” said Art Peck, chief executive officer of Gap Inc.

“While I am pleased with our progress in brand health and product quality, we have not achieved the operational excellence and accelerated profit growth that we know is possible at Gap brand. As we move into the brand’s next phase of development, Jeff and I agreed it was an appropriate time for a change in leadership,” Peck continued.

A search is underway for a new president of Gap brand. In the interim, Brent Hyder, current Gap Inc. EVP, Global Talent and Sustainability will oversee the brand. Prior to his current role, Hyder served as Chief Operating Officer at Gap brand. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Gap Japan K.K., leading all aspects of the Gap Inc. business in Japan.

About Gap Inc.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer offering clothing, accessories, and personal care products for men, women, and children under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta, Intermix, and Weddington Way brands. Fiscal year 2016 net sales were $15.5 billion. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,200 company-operated stores, about 450 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.


SOURCE: Gap Inc.

Przemek Lesniak named new CEO in Pacific region at Lagardère Travel Retail

Tasmania, Australia, 2018-Feb-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lagardère Travel Retail has appointed Przemek Lesniak as the new CEO of Pacific region replacing Matthie Mercier, who is returning to Paris to take up the role of COO Travel Essentials and Food Service at Lagardère Travel Retail France.

Przemek Lesniak is based in Sydney and will report into Emmanuel de Place in Singapore.

Having worked for Lagardère Travel Retail for over 17 years in various roles in Poland, France and Australia, Lesniak moved to Sydney when he joined the Pacific region in July 2016 as General Manager of Travel Essentials. He has quickly developed a great understanding of the business in this region. He has worked on a variety of commercial initiatives and key development projects and has been instrumental in developing and strengthening both the Travel Essentials and more recently the Duty-Free businesses in the region during this time.

A graduate of Warsaw School of Economics, he brings to the role sound financial acumen, strong retail expertise, operational leadership and an extensive knowledge of Lagardère Travel Retails business.

“We are delighted to have someone of Przemek’s calibre and experience to move seamlessly into this role” said Emmanuel de Place, COO of Lagardère Travel Retail. “He is very qualified and I’m confident that he’ll continue to strengthen and grow the business in the Pacific region.

I would also like to thank Matthieu Mercier for his leadership, enthusiasm and contribution he has made to our Pacific business over the past six years, which has included significant development in strengthening the presence of the group’s activities in the region”.

Przemek Lesniak said of his appointment “Having been in the Pacific for 18 months now, I’m thrilled with this opportunity as it’s an exciting region to be working in. I’m looking forward to leading the adaptable and fast learning passionate teams, and using my experience to drive the strategic vision and growth strategy to grow the business even further in the region”.

One of the four divisions of Lagardère Group, Lagardère Travel Retail is a pioneering global leader in the travel retail industry. Operating 4,300 stores across Travel Essentials, Duty Free and Foodservice in airports, railway stations and other concessions in 33 countries worldwide, Lagardère Travel Retail generates a €4 bn sales (managed 100%).

Lagardere Travel Retail has a unique holistic approach aimed at exceeding traveller’s expectations throughout their journey, and optimising landlords’ assets and partners’ brands.

In Asia Pacific, Lagardère Travel Retail operates over 300 outlets in 16 airports, supported by professional local teams in Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China and India.

Janette Doolan
Communications Manager

Source: Lagardere Travel Retail

RILA welcomes new Board Chairman Brian Cornell chairman and CEO of Target Corporation

Semi-Annual Meeting Brings New Chairman, Four New Board Members​

Arlington , VA, 2018-Jan-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/22/2018) that four top retail executives have been selected to join the association’s Board of Directors in an election that took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, RILA welcomed a new Board Chairman, Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corporation. Cornell, who succeeds former Chairman Bill Rhodes of AutoZone, will serve a two-year term.

New to the association’s Board of Directors are:

  • Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever
  • Mark Breitbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic, Gap Inc.
  • Michele Buck, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Co.
  • Richard Keyes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Meijer, Inc.

“The past year was one of tremendous change in retail as we saw fundamental shifts in where and how people choose to shop. We also saw firsthand the power of our industry when we find common ground and advocate for consumers.  As RILA’s Chairman, I’m looking forward to the opportunity to build upon our shared successes and help drive positive change for our customers, our teams and our industry,” said Brian Cornell, chairman and chief executive officer, Target Corporation.

For a full Q&A with Brian Cornell about his upcoming chairmanship, click here.

“RILA is fortunate to be led by such an exceptional Board of Directors. Our success is in large part a result of their commitment to collaborate with one another and provide us with critical insights and direction,” said RILA President Sandy Kennedy. “We’re thrilled to welcome four additional Board members this year and we’re confident that we will continue to accomplish great things under Brian’s leadership.”

The 2018 RILA Board of Directors:

  • Brian Cornell, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation (Chairman)
  • Mary Dillon, Chief Executive Officer, ULTA Beauty (Vice Chairman)
  • Bill Rhodes, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer, AutoZone, Inc. (Immediate Past Chairman)
  • James Myers, Chairman, Petco Holdings, Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Robert Niblock, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Gina Boswell, President, Customer Development, Unilever*
  • Mark Breitbard, President & Chief Executive Officer, Banana Republic, Gap Inc.*
  • Shelley Broader, President & Chief Executive Officer, Chico’s FAS, Inc.
  • Michele Buck, President & Chief Executive Officer, The Hershey Co.*
  • James Dinkins, President, Coca-Cola North America, The Coca-Cola Company
  • Marvin Ellison, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, J.C. Penney Company, Inc.
  • Alexander Gourlay, Co-Chief Operating Officer, Walgreens Boot Alliance and President, Walgreen Co.
  • Alan Hoskins, Chief Executive Officer, Energizer Holdings, Inc.
  • Joe Jensen, Vice President, Internet of Things Group, and General Manager, Retail Solutions Division, Intel Corporation
  • Richard Johnson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker, Inc.
  • Hubert Joly, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Best Buy Co., Inc.
  • Richard Keyes, President & Chief Executive Officer, Meijer, Inc.*
  • Stephen Laughlin, Vice President & Global Industry Leader, Retail, IBM Corporation
  • Craig Menear, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President, The Home Depot, Inc.
  • Michael Polk, Chief Executive Officer, Newell Brands
  • Steve Rendle, President & Chief Executive Officer, VF Corporation
  • Gregory Sandfort, Chief Executive Officer, Tractor Supply Company
  • Jill Standish, Senior Managing Director, Global Retail Consulting Practice, Accenture
  • Todd Vasos, Chief Executive Officer, Dollar General Corporation
  • Sandra Kennedy, President, Retail Industry Leaders Association

*Denotes Newly Elected Member

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. RILA members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers, and service suppliers, which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs, and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities, and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

Christin Fernandez
Vice President, Communications
Phone: 703-600-2039
Email: christin.fernandez@rila.org

Source: RILA

Neiman Marcus Group announces the retirement of President and CEO Karen Katz; Geoffroy van Raemdonck to succeed


DALLAS, Texas, 2018-Jan-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Neiman Marcus Group (Neiman Marcus), the leading luxury fashion retailer, today ( January 5, 2018) announced the retirement of Karen Katz from the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 12, 2018. Luxury fashion and retail veteran Geoffroy van Raemdonck has been appointed to succeed Katz as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer. Katz will continue to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors and will work closely with van Raemdonck to facilitate a seamless transition process. The appointment is part of a long-term leadership succession planning process to ensure continued growth and evolution of the Company.

“As CEO, Karen helped establish Neiman Marcus as a digital leader in luxury fashion and retail and put the Company on a path for long-term growth. We are extremely grateful for her vision and significant contributions, which have spanned over 30 years at the Company, including the last seven as CEO, and look forward to continuing our work together on the Board,” said David Kaplan, Chairman of the Board.

Kaplan continued: “We are thrilled to welcome Geoffroy to Neiman Marcus and look forward to extending the Company’s positive momentum under his leadership. He is a global industry leader and business builder with exceptional vision and energy. The entire board is confident that Geoffroy’s
leadership will add significant value to the Company, our partners and our customers.”

Katz introduced Neiman Marcus to new customers and deepened relationships with the Company’s core shopper, while establishing Neiman Marcus as the leader in luxury online retail. She led the implementation of the Company’s Digital First strategy, which continues to drive growth. Currently, the Company’s online business represents more than 30% of total revenues. Most recently, investments made in new technologies and marketing tools drove a marked improvement in the first fiscal quarter of 2018, with comparable sales rising for the first time in more than two years.

“It has been a unique privilege serving as CEO, and I am proud of the substantial progress and success our team has achieved,” Katz said. “Geoffroy has an impressive track record of success at luxury brands, and he is the right person to lead the Company through this next phase of growth.”

“Neiman Marcus manages one of the most iconic brand portfolios in fashion retailing, and I am excited to build on the great foundation Karen created during her tenure,” said van Raemdonck. “I look forward to working closely with the leadership team, the Company’s 14,000 employees globally and our luxury brand partners as we continue to innovate and engage our loyal customers in new ways.”

Prior to Neiman Marcus, van Raemdonck served as Group President for EMEA and Global Travel Retail at Ralph Lauren, where he led the transformation of all Ralph Lauren brands across full and off-price stores, wholesale and digital. His accomplishments include delivering strong double-digit profit growth over multiple years, expanding gross margin and increasing distribution quality. Previously, van Raemdonck served as CEO at St. John Knits International, Inc., where he launched a turnaround of the American luxury house leading to significant performance improvements. Prior to that, he held a variety of global leadership roles at Louis Vuitton from 2008 to 2013 and was most recently President South Europe where he elevated brand perception and consumer experience in 22 countries and led a team of 1,200 employees across retail, marketing, PR, merchandising, supply chain, finance and HR. Earlier in his career, van Raemdonck held executive leadership positions at L Brands, Inc. He began his career at Boston Consulting Group, where he spent nearly a decade developing and implementing growth strategies on behalf of consumer and brand-driven clients. He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Master of Business and Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

About Neiman Marcus Group:
Neiman Marcus Group LTD LLC is a luxury, multi-branded, omni-channel fashion retailer conducting integrated store and online operations under the Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Last Call, Horchow, CUSP, and mytheresa brand names.

For more information, visit www.neimanmarcusgroup.com.

Mimi Crume Sterling
Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Relations
Neiman Marcus

Source: Neiman Marcus Group

Sprouts Farmers Market CEO Amin Maredia will present at the Barclays 2017 Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary Conference

PHOENIX, 2017-Nov-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. (Nasdaq:SFM) today (Nov. 21, 2017) announced that Amin Maredia, chief executive officer, will present at the Barclays 2017 Eat, Sleep, Play – It’s Not All Discretionary Conference in New York City.  The presentation will begin at 11:00 am EST on December 6, 2017.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at investors.sprouts.com. A replay will be archived and available at the same location.

About Sprouts Farmers Market
Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc. specializes in fresh, natural and organic products at prices that appeal to everyday grocery shoppers. Based on the belief that healthy food should be affordable, Sprouts’ welcoming environment and knowledgeable team members continue to drive its growth. Sprouts offers a complete shopping experience that includes an array of fresh produce in the heart of the store, a deli with prepared entrees and side dishes, The Butcher Shop, The Fish Market, an expansive vitamins and supplements department and more. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Sprouts employs more than 27,000 team members and operates more than 280 stores in 15 states from coast to coast. For more information, visit sprouts.com or @sproutsfm on Twitter.

Investor Contact:       
Susannah Livingston
(602) 682-1584

Media Contact: 
Donna Egan
(602) 682-3152

Source: Sprouts Farmers Market/globenewswire

Retail Marketing Services President and CEO David Reid to retire; Matthew Dodson appointed interim


SACRAMENTO, CA, 2017-Nov-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retail Marketing Services, Inc. (RMS) has announced that David Reid, President and Chief Executive Officer, will retire effective November 17, 2017. Matthew Dodson, Executive Vice President for RMS, has been named the company’s Interim President and CEO.

Reid was appointed President and CEO of RMS – the holding company for the California Grocers Association for-profit businesses – after its acquisition by CGA following a merger with the California Independent Grocers Association. The company operates the California Shopping Cart Retrieval Company (CSCRC) and the California Coupon Redemption Center (CCRC). It also operates a shopping cart repair and maintenance business line. RMS is headquartered in Burbank, Calif.

Prior to the acquisition, Reid was President and CEO of CSCRC. He was hired in 2001 as Executive Vice President, and in 2009, he was named President and CEO.

“We appreciate Dave’s many years of dedicated service to both CSCRC and RMS,” said Ron Fong, CGA President and CEO. “We wish him the best.”

Dodson joined CSCRC in 2012 as Executive Vice President and was responsible for managing all business lines, implementing strategic growth plans, budgeting and supervising department directors. He also oversaw the restructuring of the business line for coupon processing.

“Matthew has been associated with the grocery industry through his work with RMS, CSCRC and CGA for almost a decade and has considerable knowledge as it relates to the companies that RMS operates,” Fong said.Prior to CSCRC, Dodson served as Director, Local Government Relations, for the California Grocers Association. His responsibilities included representing the grocery industry before city and county governments throughout Southern California.

“We thank Dave for all of his hard work in completing the RMS merger,” said Kathleen Smith, Chair of RMS.


Communications Staff
Vice President, Communications
Media Relations

Associate Editor
Advertising Sales Manager
Tel: (559) 284-9440

Source: California Grocers Association

Shopify CEO Tobias Lütke to lead the Government of Canada’s Economic Strategy Table on digital industries

Table will help Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators overcome growth challenges

OTTAWA, ON, 2017-Nov-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Shopify Inc. (NYSE:SHOP)(TSX:SHOP), the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses, today (November 8, 2017) announced its founder and CEO, Tobias Lütke, will serve as Chair of the Government of Canada’s Economic Strategy Table on digital industries. Over the next six months, Mr. Lütke will lead a group of approximately 15 members to develop policy recommendations in support of Canada’s technology developers, service providers, and content creators.

“If you take a look at the Toronto Stock Exchange there are only a handful of tech companies listed. This is disappointing but also presents a great opportunity,” said Lütke. “ We need to break from convention, be bold, and define a path where innovation drives the future of our country, and our economy.”

The members of the Economic Strategy Table on Digital Industries will focus on Canada’s opportunity to become a global leader in innovation. Capitalizing on the strength of Canada’s tech community and harnessing the rapid pace of digital adoption, the group will develop an immediate and long-term action plan to propel Canada into the future.

“It’s funny to think of a country as a startup, but Canada feels like one. We’re still a very young country, full of raw potential. If we play our cards right, the future will be bright. I accepted this role because I want to help the government to get this right and share some of the lessons we’ve learned at Shopify,” Lütke added.

The first meeting of the table is scheduled for later this month. The group will spend the next 6 months preparing a report to be published by Summer 2018.

About Shopify

Shopify is the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up, and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media, marketplaces, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides merchants with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, making enterprise-level technology available to businesses of all sizes. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Shopify currently powers over 500,000 businesses in approximately 175 countries and is trusted by brands such as Red Bull, Nestle, GE, Kylie Cosmetics, and many more.

Sheryl So
Corporate PR Lead
416-238-6705 x 302

Source: Shopify

Asda announces the appointment of Roger Burnley as President and CEO

Asda announces the appointment of Roger Burnley as President and CEO


Leeds, UK, 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (30th October 2017) CEO of Walmart International, Dave Cheesewright announced that Roger Burnley is to take on the role of Asda’s President and CEO from 1st January 2018.

Roger returned to Asda as Chief Operating Officer and Deputy CEO in October 2016, joining the board following Sean Clarke’s appointment as President and Chief Executive in July 2016.

At the time, Dave Cheesewright described Sean Clarke as “one of our most experienced global executives” whilst also recognising Roger as “a future CEO”.

Commenting on Roger’s appointment, Dave Cheesewright said: “Roger was purposefully brought back to Asda to partner with Sean ahead of the transition to Roger taking up the position of CEO. He and Sean have worked as a great team and I’m really confident in Roger’s ability to continue building upon our returning momentum.

“After more than 21 years with the company, Sean has worked across five international markets including serving as President and CEO of Walmart China and obviously here in the UK too. He’s continually shown the ability to lead critical transformation and the last 15 months are no exception. Sean will continue to lead Asda until the end of December after which, he’s taking some time out and will then remain engaged with Walmart.”

Roger Burnley, said: “Asda is a great business and we’ve started to realise its potential again. Sean’s focus on serving customers and simplifying the business has established a firm foundation on which we can build. Since I returned to Asda last year, I have been encouraged by the passion and professionalism of our colleagues and look forward to leading this terrific team.”

Sean Clarke, said: “Asda is moving in the right direction but there is still much more for us to do. I am excited to see the momentum continue under Roger’s leadership. Walmart has given me and my family some great opportunities. I am looking forward to taking some time out but I will always stay connected to the company.”

Sean remains Asda’s CEO until 31st December and will work closely with Roger to ensure a smooth transition and deliver the best Christmas ever for our customers.

Media contact:
Natalie Chandler
Press Officer
0113 826 2829

Source: ASDA


Dollar Tree CEO Bob Sasser assumes the role of Executive Chairman of the Board

  • Bob Sasser Elevated to the Role of Executive Chairman 
  • Gary Philbin Promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer and Appointed to Board
  • Macon Brock to Remain on Board of Directors; Named Chairman Emeritus

CHESAPEAKE, Va., 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR), North America’s leading operator of discount variety stores today (September 18, 2017) announced that, as part of its planned leadership succession, Bob Sasser, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2004, will assume the role of Executive Chairman of the Board effective September 18, 2017.

Mr. Sasser, age 65, joined Dollar Tree in 1999 as Chief Operating Officer. He was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001, and to President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004.

During Bob Sasser’s tenure, Dollar Tree has grown from a company with 18,000 employees; fewer than 1,200 stores in 33 states; four distribution centers; and less than $1 billion in annual sales to a Fortune 150 company with nearly 180,000 employees; more than 14,500 retail stores; and an international supply chain with 24 distribution centers across North America. For 2017, revenues are projected to exceed$22 billion. The Company completed six acquisitions during Sasser’s tenure, including the $9.1 billion acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. in 2015. Dollar Tree’s market capitalization has grown from approximately $2.3 billion to $19.8 billion during this time.

“I am extremely proud of our Company and especially the 180,000 associates that work hard, delivering value and convenience to millions of customers every day. Our people make Dollar Tree and Family Dollar stores among the best retailers in North America,” stated Mr. Sasser. “We have built a solid and scalable infrastructure. We have room to grow and tremendous opportunities to serve more customers in more ways, while increasing returns for our long-term shareholders. Our Company’s future has never been brighter!”

Effective September 18, 2017, Gary Philbin, Enterprise President, was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Dollar Tree, Inc. and appointed to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Philbin, age 60, joined Dollar Tree in 2001 as Senior Vice President of Stores. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2007, and to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. In July 2015, Mr. Philbin assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of Family Dollar upon its acquisition by Dollar Tree. In January 2017, Mr. Philbin was promoted to Enterprise President with responsibilities for both Dollar Tree and Family Dollar banners.

Mr. Sasser stated, “Gary has been a tremendous business partner to me for the past fifteen years. We share the same values, have a common vision for Dollar Tree’s future, and are aligned on strategic initiatives and priorities to achieve the Company’s business goals. Succession planning has been an important part of Dollar Tree’s organizational efforts and culture for many years. Working with our Board of Directors, I have been planning leadership succession for some time and we are confident this will be a seamless transition, both inside and outside of the Company. Our Board of Directors and leadership team have complete confidence in Gary’s ability to lead Dollar Tree through its next phases of growth.”

“Bob has led Dollar Tree to industry-leading returns for shareholders and success for all of our stakeholders,” stated Mr. Philbin. “Bob’s vision has transformed Dollar Tree from a small, regional retailer to a world class, Fortune 150 Company across the United States and Canada. Our retail business model can operate successfully in tough times and good times, as we have demonstrated under Bob’s leadership as CEO.”

Mr. Philbin continued, “I am honored to lead 180,000 dedicated associates that have made the Dollar Tree and Family Dollar brands the trusted solution for so many of our customers’ needs. They live our vision to serve and delight our customers every day. We have a strong, dedicated and capable leadership team in place to grow and improve both banners for many years. We look forward to driving our performance, delivering value to long-term shareholders and providing opportunity for our many associates across the U.S. and Canadian markets.”

About Dollar Tree, Inc.

Dollar Tree, a Fortune 150 Company, now operates more than 14,500 stores across 48 states and five Canadian provinces. Stores operate under the brands of Dollar Tree, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree Canada. To learn more about the Company, visit www.DollarTree.com.


Our press release contains “forward-looking statements” as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements address future events, developments or results and typically use words such as believe, anticipate, expect, intend, plan, forecast, or estimate. For example, our forward-looking statements include statements regarding our infrastructure, growth prospects, future financial and operating results, shareholder return, and leadership transition. For a discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could affect our future events, developments or results, you should carefully review the “Risk Factors,” “Business” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” sections in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed March 28, 2017 and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We are not obligated to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report and you should not expect us to do so.

Randy Guiler
Vice President, Investor Relations

Source: Dollar Tree, Inc.

Inmar Promotion Network president John Ross named President and CEO of IGA Inc.

CHICAGO, IL, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) announced today (September 18, 2017) that John Ross, current President of Inmar Promotion Network, has been named President and CEO of IGA Inc., succeeding current IGA Chairman, President and CEO Mark Batenic. Ross will begin his tenure as CEO mid-October of 2017, working closely with Batenic during the transition.  Batenic will remain Chairman of the Board until his retirement on December 31, 2018, transitioning in January of 2019 to Non-Executive Chairman.

As President and CEO of IGA Inc., Ross will assume responsibility for domestic and global operations for IGA, the world’s largest independent supermarket network with nearly 5,000 IGA supermarkets in more than 30 countries worldwide, representing $36 billion per year in sales.

Batenic, who joined IGA in 2006 as President and CEO and has worked aggressively with his team to better position IGA retailers in the modern retail environment, says Ross is the key to unlocking IGA’s full potential. “John Ross has dedicated his career to listening to shoppers, understanding their evolving needs, and delivering differentiated experiences that inspire loyalty both in-store and online,” says Batenic. “He’s revolutionized countless brands—and even shopping as we know it—by using data-driven insight to market to shoppers in a way that makes them feel special, unique and heard. It’s a skill that will serve him well with IGA, a historic brand built around the unique and special bond that exists between IGA’s local, community-focused grocers and the friends and neighbors they serve. In a radically changing marketplace where retail is becoming more complex and shoppers more diverse every passing day, John sees change as an opportunity rather than a problem. There is no better person to work with IGA’s alliance of independent retailers, licensed wholesalers and manufacturing/service provider partners to reinvigorate this brand, and guide IGA retailers to a prosperous future.”

“We are proud to see John take this exciting next step,” says David Mounts, CEO of Inmar. “John’s contribution to Inmar in innovation, technology leadership, and business development has helped us grow our business and redefine our brand. I am confident he will bring those same skills to IGA retailers. I also expect that our relationship with IGA will continue to grow as we both work to bring advanced digital technology, prescriptive analytics and modern multi-channel logistics to the industry overall.” Ross will remain a member of Inmar’s Strategic Advisory Board.

As President of Inmar, a global provider of software, data services, analytics and strategic consulting to retailers and manufacturers, Ross, 54, has championed the rise of the technology-empowered shopper and advanced the role data analytics play in marketing and retail.  With more than 30 years of retail, data science and marketing experience, he has been a contributor to the company’s initiatives to use technology and data to improve the delivery of information, goods and services that make a difference in the lives of shoppers and those who serve them across the globe. Foremost in his accomplishments was pioneering new customer scoring and analytics tools to parse shopper data and manage loyalty for retail clients in categories ranging from specialty pharmacy and health to traditional grocery, convenience, discount and mass merchandising.

Prior to joining Inmar, John headed the Emerging Media Lab for global agency holding company Interpublic Group (IPG) (NYSE: IPG), and also founded and served as CEO of IPG’s Shopper Sciences, where he led the media brands retail practice, working with retailers and brands across the world on branding, shopper marketing, media strategy and innovation.

Ross is the author of the book “Fire in the Zoo”, covering retail marketing science, shopper marketing and the value of data-driven listening. He co-authored the Google shopper marketing book, “The Zero Moment of Truth (ZMOT),” and founded both IPG’s Shopper Sciences and the “Neural Shopping Matrix” path-to-purchase research methodology.

Ross’ early career was in retail in-store operations, merchandising, e-commerce and marketing. Before joining IPG, he spent 11 years with Home Depot in various marketing roles, including e-commerce, branding, global marketing and advertising. Ross worked to launch Home Depot into international markets; developed marketing plans to launch the chain into new categories like major appliances; supported the development of proprietary brands, many of which,  like Hampton Bay and Ryobi, have become industry leading brands; and during his tenure, saw the chain more than double in size.

”I am an independent retailer by DNA,” says Ross. “My grandfather owned an independent grocery store in West Virginia, and I worked retail from the age of 16 on. From lot boy to store manager, from merchant to CMO, I’ve been fortunate to experience operations, merchandising and marketing for independent, regional, national and international chains. I even was a fill-in route salesman for Holsum bakery as a teenager. My five years at Inmar have allowed me to be around the industry’s finest professionals in analytics and retail tech-enabled services and have prepared me wonderfully for this role. I couldn’t be more excited to join the IGA family—it feels like a job I’ve been preparing for all my life!”

About IGA

IGA is the world’s largest voluntary supermarket network with aggregate worldwide retail sales of more than $36 billion per year. The Alliance includes nearly 5,000 Hometown Proud Supermarkets worldwide, supported by 29 distribution centers and more than 30 major manufacturers, vendors and suppliers encompassing everything from grocery to equipment items and retail services. IGA has operations in 46 of the United States and more than 32 countries, commonwealths and territories.

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IGA Communications

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Kering appoints Patrick Pruniaux as the CEO of Swiss watchmaking house Ulysse Nardin

London, 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Patrick Pruniaux as the CEO of Swiss watchmaking house Ulysse Nardin, effective 28 August 2017. He will report to Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Luxury – Watches and Jewellery division.

Patrick Pruniaux has many years of experience in the watchmaking industry, both at TAG Heuer, where he held various positions over a nine-year period, and at Apple, where he was involved in the launch of the Apple Watch. As CEO of Ulysse Nardin, his mission will be to accelerate the international expansion of the Swiss luxury watchmaking brand, thanks to his innovative thinking and outstanding expertise.

He replaces Patrik P. Hoffmann who, having played a key role in Ulysse Nardin’s development for many years, and ensured a seamless integration into Kering from 2014, is looking to move in a new direction for personal reasons.

Albert Bensoussan, CEO of Kering Luxury – Watches and Jewellery division commented: “I am delighted to see a talented individual such as Patrick Pruniaux join Ulysse Nardin, which once again illustrates the attractiveness of the Kering Group. His in-depth knowledge of the watchmaking sector, from product innovation to customer relations, and distribution, will be an important asset in the ongoing drive to develop this watchmaking House, building on its cutting-edge technical expertise and unique identity. I would like to thank Patrik P. Hoffmann and pay tribute to the pivotal contribution he has made to the growth and reputation of Ulysse Nardin for almost two decades.”

About Patrick Pruniaux
Patrick Pruniaux, 45, began his career in the Diageo group in 1997 in the United Kingdom and the United States, before moving to the LVMH group’s Wines & Spirits division in Miami. He was appointed International Export Director at TAG Heuer in 2005, and took on responsibility for EMEIA sales in 2009. He became TAG Heuer’s Vice President of Global Sales & Retail in 2010, and a member of the brand’s Executive Committee. He joined Apple’s Special Projects team in 2014, located in Cupertino, to help with the launch of the Apple Watch. From 2015, he was Apple’s Country Manager for the UK and Ireland and a member of Apple’s EMEA Executive Committee. Patrick Pruniaux holds an MBA from HEC Paris and is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner. The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end. The Kering share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

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NCR’s Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti selected as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2017 Most Admired CEOs

Duluth, Ga., 2017-Aug-21 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (August 17, 2017) announced that Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti has been selected as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Most Admired CEOs for 2017.

“Bill transformed NCR into the software-focused, omni-channel solutions leader we are today,” said NCR Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Office and Chief Human Resources Officer, Andrea Ledford. “This recognition from Atlanta Business Chronicle further validates Bill’s leadership of NCR and his contributions to the community.”

Bill’s biggest contribution to the Atlanta community has been to lead a thriving company that employs 30,000 people globally, including approximately 3,000 in metro Atlanta. In 2015, he announced that NCR would build a new, global headquarters campus in Midtown Atlanta, with the first phase to open in early 2018.

In addition, Bill has focused the NCR Foundation to strengthen the communities in which NCR operates by making grants to nonprofit partners in the focus areas of health-related support programs, STEM education and disability issues. In 2016, the Foundation made grants exceeding $1.1 million. Atlanta-area nonprofit partners include Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Junior Achievement, Women in Technology and the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The Most Admired CEOs award recognizes established Atlanta leaders in 18 categories who have a strong vision for their companies, have shown commitment to culture in the workplace and made significant contributions to the metro Atlanta community.  The selection committee was comprised of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s editorial team and former Most Admired CEO winners.

Bill was selected for the public companies category this year.  He was also chosen as a Most Admired CEO honoree in 2015.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its web site which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

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SSP appoints Dr. Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of DACH & FRABEL regions

SSP appoints Dr. Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of DACH & FRABEL regions


London, 2017-Aug-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — SSP, a leading operator of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, has appointed Dr. Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of DACH & FRABEL. Doerschuck (43) was previously CCO of TUI Deutschland and responsible for the DACH region as well as Poland – a five billion euro business with a portfolio of over 40 brands. In addition, he also headed the commercial activities of airline TUIfly.

He will succeed Cornelius Everke, who is leaving the business to take on new career challenges. During the current handover phase, Doerschuck has assumed a position on the SSP Group executive alongside Everke.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Oliver Doerschuck as CEO of one of our most important and competitive regions,” said Kate Swann, CEO of SSP Group. “He has considerable experience in the strategic development of concepts that offer customers a great experience as well as delivering sound commercial results. Doerschuck has also created and fostered the success of a diverse collection of brands.”

During his 10 years with SSP, Everke was closely involved with the refinancing of the business and its successful IPO as well as the integration of the DACH region. Commenting on the success of the DACH and FRABEL regions under Everke’s tenure, Swann continued; “We have seen sustained and profitable expansion over recent years in these markets, as well as a significant development of the brand portfolio. I would like to thank Cornelius for all his efforts, and wish him the very best in his future ventures.”

Source: SSP


PetSmart CEO and President Michael J. Massey to leave the company

Phoenix, AZ, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart” or the “Company”) today (Aug. 10, 2017 )announced that Michael J. Massey has decided to step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member. The Board of Directors has accepted his resignation and Raymond Svider will serve as Executive Chairman to oversee the Company’s operations with the senior leadership team. The Board has initiated a search for Mr. Massey’s replacement.

Mr. Massey joined PetSmart as CEO when it went private in 2015 and has led the Company through a critical phase of strategic transformation creating strong growth and profitability.

“On behalf of the Board, we thank Michael for leading PetSmart through a period of transformation and growth, uniquely positioning the Company to lead in the growing pet industry and outperform in the specialty retail category,” said Raymond Svider, a Managing Partner at BC Partners. “Michael was instrumental in creating an efficient, customer-focused retail organization and developing the Company’s growth strategy. This includes the recent acquisition of Chewy, making PetSmart the leading brick and mortar and online retailer in the industry. We respect Michael’s decision and are grateful for his many achievements while CEO of PetSmart.”

Mr. Massey said, “It has been an honor to work in partnership with BC Partners and the incredibly talented PetSmart team. I am pleased that, in such a short time, we have achieved the operating goals we set out at the acquisition of PetSmart to create a highly profitable and fast growing retailer that leads both in brick and mortar and online, which is unique in retail. With the structural changes achieved, I believe PetSmart is well positioned for the future and will continue to be the trusted partner to pet parents and pets.”

About PetSmart
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they, together, can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate more than 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as more than 200 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and products, as well as pet-focused services such as dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart® Doggie Day Camp® and pet adoption. PetSmart, together with nonprofits PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, invite more than 3,000 animal welfare organizations to bring adoptable pets into stores so they have the best chance possible of finding a forever home. Through this in-store adoption program and other signature events, PetSmart has facilitated more than 7.4 million adoptions – more than any other brick-and-mortar organization. The company’s portfolio of digital resources for pet parents includes PetSmart.com, OnlyNaturalPet.com, petMD.com, Pawculture.com, AllPaws, an online pet adoption platform that helps potential pet parents find the perfect pet to adopt based on their home, family and lifestyle, as well as BlogPaws, the world’s first pet blogger and influencer network. Through these digital platforms, PetSmart offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PetSmart launched its Buy a Bag, Give a Meal™ program in March 2017. For every bag of cat or dog food purchased March 1 – Dec. 31, 2017, PetSmart will donate a meal to pets in need and expects to donate more than 60 million meals in 2017. In May 2017, PetSmart acquired Chewy.com, a leading online retailer of pet food and products in the U.S., which operates as an independent subsidiary.

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Albertsons Companies announces the appointment of Kevin Turner as Vice Chairman and Senior Advisor to the CEO

BOISE, Idaho, 2017-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Albertsons Companies, LLC announced today (Aug 7th, 2017) that Kevin Turner, former Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Managers of AB Acquisition LLC., its direct parent , and Senior Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Miller.

Turner brings decades of retail and technology experience to his new role with the company, including roles at Walmart and Microsoft. His tenure at Walmart began as a cashier in 1985 and culminated in his appointment to CEO and President of SAM’s Club and Executive Vice President of Walmart Stores, Inc., a position he served in from 2002 to 2005. During his time at Microsoft, from 2005 to 2016, Turner led a number of teams including Worldwide Sales and Marketing, the Retail Stores Division, Corporate Information Technology, and Operations. Key accomplishments include his leadership of the company’s Cloud Services adoption as well as the sales and marketing efforts behind Office 365.

“Albertsons Companies is building out its Digital Marketing and Information Technology teams to ensure we are best positioned to capitalize on the dynamic changes occurring in our marketplace,” said Bob Miller, Chairman and CEO. “The skill and experience of our operations team is unparalleled. Kevin’s retail acumen, commitment to innovation and leadership skills complements our team’s expertise and enhances our ability to serve our customers for many years to come.”

About Albertsons Companies

Albertsons Companies is one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States, with both a strong local presence and national scale. We operate stores across 35 states and the District of Columbia under 20 well-known banners including Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, Haggen and Carrs. Albertsons Companies is committed to helping people across the country live better lives by making a meaningful difference, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Important Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our perspectives and expectations, are forward looking statements. The words “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan” and similar expressions, when related to the Company and its subsidiaries, indicate forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the current view of management and are subject to various risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on various assumptions and factors, including general economic, market, industry and operational factors. Any changes to these assumptions or factors may lead to practical results different from current expectations. Excessive reliance should not be placed on those statements. Forward-looking statements relate only to the date they were made, and the Company and its subsidiaries undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made.

Christine Wilcox

Source:  Albertsons Companies

Alexandre Bompard appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Groupe Carrefour

Alexandre Bompard appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Groupe Carrefour


Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 2017-Jul-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — At the meeting of Carrefour Group’s Board of Directors of today (07/18/2017), Georges Plassat confirmed his intention to retire.

The Board of Directors co-opted Alexandre Bompard to replace Georges Plassat as a member of the Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors appointed Alexandre Bompard as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Carrefour, effective immediately.

The Board of Directors once again thanked Georges Plassat for the work accomplished over the past five years and for leading with efficiency the Group’s turnaround. The Board of Directors wishes success to Alexandre Bompard in his new role.

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Former Bulgari Executive Alessandro Bogliolo to become the next CEO of Tiffany & Co.

Former Bulgari Senior Executive and Current Diesel CEO Brings Deep Luxury Market Experience

NEW YORK, 2017-Jul-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) today ( July 13, 2017) announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously named Alessandro Bogliolo the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer. He is expected to assume the role by October 2, 2017 and upon joining the Company will also join the Board of Directors.

Mr. Bogliolo, 52, is a veteran luxury industry executive who previously served for 16 years at Bulgari SpA, including in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Jewelry, Watches & Accessories. Most recently, he has served as Chief Executive Officer of global apparel and accessories company Diesel SpA, where he has led the company’s efforts to revitalize its brand and enhance the customer experience. During his career, Mr. Bogliolo has worked in a broad range of countries, including China, Singapore, Italy, France, Spain and the United States.

“Today’s announcement concludes the Board’s thorough process to identify and recruit an accomplished leader to position the Company for sustainable growth in the years ahead,” said Michael J. Kowalski, Chairman and interim CEO. “Alessandro has a well-deserved reputation for creativity and execution, having previously led a number of international brands to success and improved performance. I also believe that his vision and team-oriented approach make him an ideal fit with Tiffany’s long-standing values. Tiffany is an iconic brand and is at an important time in its history. We look forward to Alessandro and the Tiffany team delivering a distinctive vision of luxury and style to our customers around the world, while also focusing on driving attractive returns for our shareholders.”

Independent Director Rose Marie Bravo, speaking as the Chairwoman of the Search Committee of the Board of Directors, said, “We are delighted to have been able to attract a leader who has the global experience and passion for our brand and heritage to drive extraordinary design, outstanding customer experience and capital efficiency. He is a proven executive with the skills necessary to accelerate revenue growth and increase value for all shareholders during this next chapter for Tiffany.”

“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead this remarkable Company,” said Mr. Bogliolo. “Tiffany, with its legendary history, has always represented luxury, style, and an extraordinary standard of quality and excellence, and I look forward to working with the Board and the rest of the Tiffany team to build on this foundation. It is my goal to continue to delight our customers with compelling product offerings, supported by best-in-class operations. I am committed to strengthening the Company’s position as one of the world’s most important luxury brands and delivering value for all of our stakeholders.”

About Alessandro Bogliolo
Mr. Bogliolo has been CEO of Diesel SpA, a global apparel and accessories company based in Breganze, Italy, since 2013. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer, North America at Sephora USA Inc. from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Bogliolo spent 16 years at Bulgari SpA from 1996 to 2012, including most recently as Chief Operating Officer. He started his career at the global consulting firm Bain & Co., after graduating from Università Bocconi with a degree in business administration and later completed the International Management Program at HEC Paris.

About Tiffany
Tiffany is the internationally renowned jeweler founded in New York in 1837. Through its subsidiaries, Tiffany & Co. manufactures products and operates TIFFANY & CO. retail stores worldwide, and also engages in direct selling through Internet, catalog and business gift operations. For additional information, please visit www.tiffany.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
Statements contained in this document that are not statements of historical fact, including those that refer to the vision for the Company and the plans, strategies and goals of our new Chief Executive are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

The potential risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements to differ from the predicted results, performance or achievements include, among others, global macroeconomic and geopolitical developments; changes in interest and foreign currency rates; changes in taxation policies and regulations; shifting tourism trends; regional instability, violence (including terrorist activities), political activities or events, and weather conditions that may affect local and tourist consumer spending; changes in consumer confidence, preferences and shopping patterns, as well as our ability to accurately predict and timely respond to such changes; shifts in the Company’s product and geographic sales mix; variations in the cost and availability of diamonds, gemstones and precious metals; changes in our competitive landscape; and our ability to successfully control costs and execute on, and achieve the expected benefits from, our operational and strategic initiatives.

Additional information about potential risks and uncertainties that could affect the Company’s business and financial results is included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2017, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as required by applicable law or regulation.


Mark L. Aaron

Source: TIFFANY & CO.

Sunoco LP president and CEO Robert “Bob” W. Owens to retire; Joe Kim to succeed

Sunoco Executives Cynthia Archer and Boyd Foster Also Retiring

DALLAS, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) announced today (June 22, 2017) that Robert “Bob” W. Owens, president and chief executive officer has announced his intention to retire from the Partnership as of December 31, 2017, after more than 20 years with Sunoco and its predecessors.  Owens, who joined Sunoco Inc. in 1997, has been serving as president and CEO since 2012.

Effective immediately, Joe Kim, who has been serving as executive vice president and chief development officer for Sunoco since 2015, has been appointed president and chief operating officer.  Owens will continue as CEO until his retirement and will then serve as a consultant to the Partnership through 2019.

Sunoco executives Cynthia Archer, executive vice president and chief marketing officer and Boyd Foster, executive vice president manufacturing and distribution are also retiring from the Partnership effective December 31, 2017.

“We thank Bob for his many years of strategic leadership, which has resulted in an impressive list of accomplishments for both the employees and the unit holders of Sunoco and wish him and his family the best,” said Kelcy Warren, Chairman of Energy Transfer Equity, the entity that owns the general partner of Sunoco. “While we are sad to see Bob go, we are excited for the next generation of leadership at Sunoco to take on larger roles. Joe is an exceptionally talented leader and he has played a significant role in the planned transformation of the Partnership from a retail-based business into a premier nationwide fuel supplier.”

“Additionally, the appointment of Joe as president and COO and Bob continuing as CEO through year-end will ensure an orderly transition as we move through the divestment of our retail operations during the coming months,” added Warren.

Owens joined Sunoco as senior vice president of marketing where he was responsible for Sunoco’s retail network, wholesale marketing and transportation operations, and commercial supply and trading activities for crude oil, refined products, and petrochemicals. Prior to joining Sunoco, he held executive positions with Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Amerada Hess Corporation and Mobil Oil Corporation. Owens is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kim has been responsible for the Partnership’s strategic development and planning overseeing both business development and Sunoco’s real estate portfolio. Prior to joining Sunoco, he held various executive positions, including chief operating officer for Pizza Hut and senior vice president- retail strategy and growth for Valero Energy.  Kim began his career with Arthur Andersen.  He is a graduate of Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Sunoco LP  (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates 1,355 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to 7,825 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states. SUN’s general partner is a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE). For more information visit sunocolp.com.

Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) is a master limited partnership that owns the general partner and 100% of the incentive distribution rights (IDRs) of Sunoco LP. For more information visit energytransfer.com.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding future events. These forward-looking statements are based on SUN’s current plans and expectations and involve a numbers of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to vary materially from the results and events anticipated or implied by such forward-looking statements. For a further discussion of these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the “Risk Factors” section of SUN’s most recently filed annual report on Form 10-K and in other filings made by SUN with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While Sunoco may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if new information becomes available.

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NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay: retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform without shifting the burden to consumers

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay said in an interview today (June 21, 2017) on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. that retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform that lowers rates without shifting the burden to consumers.

Regarding House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech on tax reform the day before, Shay said, “The Speaker made very clear that there is more than one way to get this done….I think that is encouraging. That is a sign that he and Chairman Brady and others are being responsive to the concerns they have heard and the recognition the politics of this, it just doesn’t make sense to do tax reform by imposing a $1700 tax on American families.”

To watch the full interview, click here.

The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world and NRF has led the retail industry in advocating for comprehensive tax reform that would broaden the tax base and lower the rate. Retail benefits from few of the tax breaks that lower tax bills for other industries, and most retail companies pay at or close to the full 35 percent rate.

Fox Business Network
Varney & Co. – Matt Shay Interview
June 21, 2017

STUART VARNEY: House Speaker Paul Ryan outlined his tax reform plan yesterday. He barely mentioned the so-called border adjustment tax. National Retail Federation CEO Matt Shay is here with us now. Alright, Matt, take a victory lap because you killed it. You killed the border tax.

NRF PRESIDENT AND CEO MATTHEW SHAY: Nice to be with you, Stuart. Glad to be here today. I think that the speech Speaker Ryan gave yesterday and the outline that he provided to that audience was something that would resonate very well with our members, would be very popular with the retail industry. He said a lot of things with which we agree and that makes the point, that we have been in agreement with the Speaker on the need for tax reform for a long time and we have one disagreement over one element and the fact he didn’t mention that element yesterday is encouraging to all of us.

VARNEY: Your disagreement is purely about the border adjustment tax and that is the way of paying for this tax reform. If you take away the border adjustment tax would you be okay with substituting a consumption tax like a gas tax?

SHAY: I think a consumption tax and a gas tax would be received very differently depending on which industries you are talking about because they will have different impacts. But I think the point here is that the Speaker made very clear that there is more than one way to get this done and the fact that he acknowledged there’s a way to do tax reform, and said, for reference, we have a proposal here in the House but there are many ways to get this done, I think that is encouraging. That is a sign that he and Chairman Brady and others are being responsive to the concerns they have heard and the recognition the politics of this, it just doesn’t make sense to do tax reform by imposing a $1700 tax on American families.

VARNEY: I came on strong at the beginning of the interview trying to press you, and say, ‘look, it’s dead.’ You killed it, you did it. I think I am right, whether you killed it or not doesn’t matter. I think it is dead and you are not going to give me an argument.

SHAY: We have heard the Senate – sort of up and down the line – from Republican members of the Senate express a lot of discomfort with this. There is not any enthusiasm in the Senate for this to go anywhere. You heard Secretary Steve Mnuchin at Treasury, you’ve heard Gary Cohen at the White House make public statements about their displeasure with this particular approach, so I think this is a positive development. I think there is a long way to go, as Speaker Ryan pointed out, and it is not going to be over until we get there. And we need to get there and I think we should be very clear on this. We will be just as vocal in support of a plan that doesn’t contain the border adjustment tax as we have been vocal about one that does. We are big champions for reform. We pay the highest rate of any industry in the country, we want to get this done and we will be out there tirelessly working to get tax reform across the finish line.

VARNEY: Okay, Matt, we’ll delay your victory lap for a couple days but after that you really have to come back to take a victory lap because you really did kill it.

SHAY: Victory is when we get tax reform done because it’s good for the American people and good for this country and that will be a victory for all of us.

About NRF
NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.6 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy.

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NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti recognized with the inaugural ATM Industry Association Lifetime Global Innovation Award

Duluth, Ga. and LONDON, 2017-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (June 12, 2017) announced that Bill Nuti, the company’s Chairman and CEO, has received the inaugural ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) Lifetime Global Innovation Award.

Introduced to mark the 50th anniversary of the ATM, this award recognizes truly outstanding contributions that individuals have made to innovation in the ATM industry, as well as other associated industries.

“Bill is a pioneering leader who has propelled innovation at NCR, and is reinventing how companies engage and connect with customers in the digital economy,” said Ron Delnevo, Executive Director, ATMIA Europe.  “So in this 50th anniversary year of an invention which has transformed financial services forever, it is an honor to bestow this award on Bill.”

As the world’s first ATM installation occurred in Greater London, ATMIA presented its inaugural award at a gala dinner and award ceremony prior to the ATM & Cash Innovation Europe 2017 Conference, London, June 13 – 14.

A panel of ATMIA executives, in consultation with senior industry figures, decided Bill would receive this important recognition.

The introduction of the ATM transformed consumer banking around the world and the last 50 years have seen continuous advancements in ATM solutions, ensuring their position as vital components in the banking infrastructure.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its web site which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.

Web site: www.ncr.com
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

About the ATM Industry Association
The ATM Industry Association is a global not-for-profit trade association, with over 9000 members from around 650 companies in 67 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide; protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, good name and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organisations.

Web site: www.atmia.com
Twitter:  @ATM_Industry
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/atmia
YouTube: www.youtube/user/TheATMIA

News Media Contacts:
Scott Sykes

Elizabeth Jones

Source: NCR Corporation

GGP CEO Sandeep Mathrani and CFO Michael Berman to present at NAREIT’s REITWeek 2017 Investor Forum

CHICAGO, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP, Inc. (NYSE: GGP, the “Company”) today (June 6, 2017) announced that Sandeep Mathrani, Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Berman, Chief Financial Officer, will present at NAREIT’s REITWeek 2017 Investor Forum in New York on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. EDT. The presentation will be webcast live at http://reitstream.com/reitweek2017/ggp and will be available for 90 days.

About GGP, Inc.
GGP, Inc. is an S&P 500 company focused exclusively on owning, managing, leasing, and redeveloping high-quality retail properties throughout the United States. GGP is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol GGP.

Kevin Berry
SVP Investor & Public Relations
(312) 960-5529

Source: GGP

NCR Corporation Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti to deliver the keynote presentation at ATM Cash & Innovation Europe 2017

Duluth, Ga. & LONDON, 2017-Jun-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, today (June 1, 2017) announced that Bill Nuti, Chairman and CEO, will deliver the keynote presentation at the ATM Industry Association’s flagship European industry conference, ATM Cash & Innovation Europe 2017. The event takes place on June 13-14, 2017 in London.

On June 13, Bill Nuti’s keynote presentation will reflect on the 50-year history of ATM innovation, NCR’s pioneering role as an industry solutions provider and the role of ATMs in the connected economy.  NCR will also showcase its latest technology at booth 29-32 in the exhibition hall, including the NCR SelfServ 80 Series, Vision, CxMarketing and Opticash.

“To be able to welcome Bill Nuti as the Keynote speaker of the new Flagship conference of ATMIA Europe is a real honour,” said Ron Delnevo, Executive Director, ATMIA Europe. “His experience and wisdom will illuminate proceedings, as he spearheads the finest group of speakers who have ever gathered for an ATM industry event.”

The newly-renamed event will build on the ATMIA’s long-established ATM event success by bringing together retail banks, independent ATM deployers, network processors, vendors, cash management and service providers in one location. Jointly managed by ATMIA and Reconnaissance, the event will also reflect the evolution of the market, the emergence of new technologies and the importance now attached to generating efficiencies in the entire cash cycle, for both notes and coins, of which ATMs can be a key part.

About the ATM Industry Association
The ATM Industry Association is a global not-for-profit trade association, with over 9000 members from around 650 companies in 67 countries. Its mission is to promote ATM convenience, growth and usage worldwide; protect the ATM industry’s assets, interests, goodname and public trust; and provide education, best practices, political voice and networking opportunities for member organisations.

About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across retail, financial, travel, hospitality, telecom and technology, and small business. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier.

NCR is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., with over 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries.

Web sites: www.ncr.com;
Twitter: @NCRCorporation
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ncrcorp
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/ncr-corporation
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ncrcorporation

News Media Contacts:
Aaron Gould
NCR Public Relations

Elizabeth Jones

Source:  NCR Corporation

Macerich® Chairman and CEO Art Coppola to present at REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum®

SANTA MONICA, Calif., 2017-Jun-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macerich® (NYSE: MAC), today ( June 1, 2017) announced that Art Coppola, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer will present at  REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum® in New York, New York.

The Company’s presentation is scheduled for 2:45 pm to 3:15 pm Eastern Time, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The live audio-only webcast will be available online in the Investing Section of the Company’s website at www.macerich.com.  An online replay will be available through 11:59 pm Pacific Time, July 22, 2017 at the same location.

Macerich, an S&P 500 company, is a fully integrated self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust, which focuses on the acquisition, leasing, management, development and redevelopment of regional malls throughout the United States.

Macerich currently owns 54 million square feet of real estate consisting primarily of interests in 48 regional shopping centers. Macerich specializes in successful retail properties in many of the country’s most attractive, densely populated markets with significant presence in the Pacific Rim, Arizona, Chicago and the Metro New York to Washington, DC corridor. Additional information about Macerich can be obtained from the Company’s website at www.macerich.com.


John Perry
Senior Vice President-Investor Relations

Jean Wood
Vice President-Investor Relations

SOURCE: The Macerich Company

CBL & Associates Properties President and CEO Stephen D. Lebovitz to present at REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) announced that it will provide an online audio simulcast of the presentation given by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen D. Lebovitz, to the investment community at REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum in New York City. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

The live audio broadcast of CBL’s panel presentation will be available online at cblproperties.com or https://reitstream.com/reitweek2017/cblproperties. The online replay will follow shortly after the presentation ends and continue for 30 days.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interests in or manages 123 properties, including 80 regional malls/open-air centers. The properties are located in 27 states and total 76.9 million square feet including 5.9 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers managed for third parties. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.

Katie Reinsmidt
EVP – Chief Investment Officer

Source: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.

FMI CEO Sarasin on President Trump’s budget proposal to reduce expenditures on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

ARLINGTON, VA, 2017-May-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — Food Marketing Institute (FMI) President and CEO Leslie G. Sarasin issued the following statement regarding the summary of President Trump’s budget proposal that estimates $2 billion in revenue to reduce expenditures on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be generated for the first time, by imposing fees on retailers serving as the delivery mechanism for these benefits.

“Yesterday we saw the first summary of the President’s budget proposal.  As the President’s proposal, it is meant to message priorities the Administration views as important, such as additional spending on defense.  The Congress will work through its budget process and will include additional priorities to serve as the basis for an agreed upon framework. As this process goes forward we look forward to working with the Administration, the Budget Committee and the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to address concerns to the food retail industry, including the flawed policy of imposing fees on food retailers in order to reduce the cost of the federal government’s nutrition assistance benefits to the most needy in our society.”

Food Marketing Institute proudly advocates on behalf of the food retail industry. FMI’s U.S. members operate nearly 40,000 retail food stores and 25,000 pharmacies, representing a combined annual sales volume of almost $770 billion. Through programs in public affairs, food safety, research, education and industry relations, FMI offers resources and provides valuable benefits to more than 1,225 food retail and wholesale member companies in the United States and around the world. FMI membership covers the spectrum of diverse venues where food is sold, including single owner grocery stores, large multi-store supermarket chains and mixed retail stores. For more information, visit www.fmi.org and for information regarding the FMI foundation, visit www.fmifoundation.org.

phone: 202-452-8444
fax: 202-429-4519

Source: Food Marketing Institute

SUPERVALU President and CEO Mark Gross to address investors at RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) will participate in next week’s RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Conference in Boston. President and CEO Mark Gross will address investors at approximately 9:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

A live webcast of this event will be available through the SUPERVALU website at http://www.supervaluinvestors.com (click on microphone icon). A replay will be archived on SUPERVALU’s website by going to the “Investors” link and clicking on “Presentations and Webcasts.”

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest grocery wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. with annual sales of approximately $12 billion. SUPERVALU serves customers across the United States through a network of 2,363 stores composed of 1,902 stores operated by wholesale customers serviced primarily by the Company’s food distribution business and 217 traditional retail grocery stores operated under five retail banners in six geographic regions (store counts as of February 25, 2017). Headquartered in Minnesota, SUPERVALU has approximately 29,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

Investor Contact:
Steve Bloomquist

Media Contact:
Jeff Swanson


Walgreens Boots Alliance CEO Stefano Pessina to participate at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference

DEERFIELD, Ill., 2017-May-17 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) announced today ( May 16, 2017) that Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Stefano Pessina will participate in a fireside chat at the 2017 UBS Global Healthcare Conference at the Grand Hyatt in New York City on Tuesday, 23 May at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time.

The appearance will be webcast live and can be accessed through the Walgreens Boots Alliance investor relations website at http://investor.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

Notes to Editors:

About Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.

The company was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25* countries and employ more than 400,000* people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200* stores in 11* countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390* distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000** pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20* countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

The company’s portfolio of retail and business brands includes Walgreens, Duane Reade, Boots and Alliance Healthcare, as well as increasingly global health and beauty product brands, such as No7, Botanics, Liz Earle and Soap & Glory.

In October 2016 Walgreens Boots Alliance received the United Nations Foundation Global Leadership Award for its commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The company also ranks No. 1 in the Food and Drug Stores industry of Fortune magazine’s 2017 list of the World’s Most Admired Companies.

More company information is available at www.walgreensbootsalliance.com.

* As of 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

** For 12 months ending 31 August 2016, using publicly available information for AmerisourceBergen.

Media Relations:
USA / Michael Polzin
+1 847 315 2935

International / Laura Vergani
+44 (0)207 980 8585

Investor Relations:
Gerald Gradwell and Ashish Kohli
+1 847 315 2922

Source: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

CVS Health president and ceo Larry Merlo to present at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today (May 12, 2017 )announced that Larry Merlo, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will be speaking to investors at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET.

An audio webcast of the event will be broadcast simultaneously on the Investor Relations portion of the CVS Health website for all interested parties, and will be archived and available for a one-year period. To access the webcast or an archive of the event, visit http://investors.cvshealth.com.

About CVS Health

CVS Health is a pharmacy innovation company helping people on their path to better health. Through its nearly 9,700 retail locations, more than 1,100 walk-in medical clinics, a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 90 million plan members, a dedicated senior pharmacy care business serving more than one million patients per year, expanding specialty pharmacy services, and a leading stand-alone Medicare Part D prescription drug plan, the company enables people, businesses and communities to manage health in more affordable and effective ways. This unique integrated model increases access to quality care, delivers better health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. Find more information about how CVS Health is shaping the future of health at https://www.cvshealth.com.

Investor Contact:

Nancy Christal
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
(914) 722-4704

Media Contact:

Carolyn Castel
Vice President
Corporate Communications
(401) 770-5717

Source: CVS Health

eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig presented at the Global Milken Conference on the future of the workforce

eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig presented at the Global Milken Conference on the future of the workforce


You can watch a webcast replay, including discussion of the workforce amidst new technologies, and the importance of inclusion.

San Jose, California, 2017-May-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — eBay President and CEO Devin Wenig joined the #MIGlobal Milken Conference panel, “Creating Meaningful Lives for the 21st Century Workforce,” which was livestreamed at 9:30 am PT on May 1. Tune in to the webcast replay, for an interesting conversation on the future of the workforce, especially given the implications of new technologies ranging from AI to robotics. The replay is available on the right, here:  https://livestream.com/milkeninstitute/events/7287879

The panel discussion also covered social impact and corporate responsibility. “Social impact for me is part of our core competitive mission,” Devin said. “What inclusion is about is getting the best people. If you create an environment where people genuinely believe they can be their best selves, then you get the best people. Inclusion isn’t just about a social mission to make us feel good, but about running a competitive business.”

Also at the Milken Conference, Devin participated in a panel discussion titled “Trends Shaping Technology Business & Society,” hosted by journalist Kara Swisher. The discussion is available here: https://livestream.com/milkeninstitute/events/7287905

Contact: 408) 376-7400

Source: eBay