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September 17, 2013

Starbucks Corp. said that Troy Alstead, CFO and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to CFO and group president, Global Business Services.

Seattle -- Starbucks Corp. said that Troy Alstead, CFO and chief administrative officer, has been promoted to CFO and group president, Global Business Services.

Alstead’s promotion is a recognition of the increasing responsibility and complexity of his role overseeing Starbucks global financial, technology and supply chain operations and ensuring that the company’s overall business infrastructure is optimized to support the company’s global growth.

August 13, 2013

Sterne Agee chief economist Lindsey M. Piegza comments on July retail sales gain of 0.2%:

Sterne Agee chief economist Lindsey M. Piegza comments on July retail sales gain of 0.2%:

Headline retail sales rose 0.2% in July, slightly less than expected but last month’s sales were revised up two-tenths from 0.4% to 0.6%. This is the fourth consecutive monthly increase in retail sales. Excluding autos, retail sales rose 0.5%, the strongest monthly gain since February.

November 30, 2011

Trans World Entertainment Corp. announced it has named Tom Seaver as CFO, effective immediately.

Albany, N.Y. -- Trans World Entertainment Corp. announced it has named Tom Seaver as CFO, effective immediately.

Seaver, most recently held the position of VP – strategic planning and previously held the position of VP – finance global PMC.

May 25, 2011

Optimism about economic expansion is on the rise among senior finance executives in the United States and around the rest of the globe, according to the annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.

Optimism about economic expansion is on the rise among senior finance executives in the United States and around the rest of the globe, according to the annual American Express/CFO Research Global Business & Spending Monitor.  In fact, the level of optimism was the highest in the four years that the survey has been conducted, with three in four (75%) executives expecting modest to strong economic expansion over the next twelve months -- up from 71% in 2010. The U.S. figure was even higher at 79%, although most predict modest growth.

November 15, 2010

A report released Monday by the Commerce Department said that retail sales beat expectations for October, climbing 1.2% and representing the biggest gain since March.

Washington, D.C. -- A report released Monday by the Commerce Department said that retail sales beat expectations for October, climbing 1.2% and representing the biggest gain since March.

The 1.2% rise in October purchases followed a 0.7% gain in September, which also was larger than estimated.

March 22, 2010

A report released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs said...

January 25, 2010

A report released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs said...

October 26, 2009

The International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs released a report Tuesday showing chain...

October 5, 2009

A survey released Tuesday by the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs reported...

December 2, 2008

Christopher & Banks Corp. said Wednesday CFO Andrew Moller has resigned and Michael Lyftogt will...

November 30, 2008

Of all the lousy news in my e-mail inbox lately, one nasty tidbit stood...

September 23, 2008

The Nu-Era Group, a global supplier of retail fixtures and displays, has named Stan Heidmann...

July 29, 2008

The CFO at The Children's Place Retail Stores Inc. resigned Tuesday after less than a...

April 8, 2008

Retailer Tuesday Morning Corp. said Tuesday it promoted Stephanie Bowman to the CFO post. Bowman...

March 18, 2008

Michaels Stores announced that Jeffrey Boyer, president and CFO, will resign effective April 4....

March 10, 2008

Sally Beauty Holdings announced Tuesday that senior VP and CFO David L. Rea has resigned,...

July 24, 2005

Indianapolis, Marsh Supermarkets...