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May 5, 2014

Rite Aid has named Matt Lynch, an information technology executive with nearly 30 years’ experience, as senior VP and chief information officer.

Camp Hill, Pa. -- Rite Aid has named Matt Lynch, an information technology executive with nearly 30 years’ experience, as senior VP and chief information officer. Most recently, Lynch served as senior VP and CIO for Dick’s Sporting Goods. Before that, he held various executive information technology positions at ShopKo.

April 30, 2014

PetSmart has named Michael Goodwin to the position of senior VP and CIO, effective June 2.

Phoenix -- PetSmart has named Michael Goodwin to the position of senior VP and CIO, effective June 2.

Goodwin brings more than 20 years of information technology experience to PetSmart, most recently serving as senior VP and CIO of technology and business enablement at Hallmark, a $4 billion global enterprise with more than 2,600 stores and an extensive online presence.

March 13, 2014

Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced that Robert D. Mills has joined the company as senior VP and CIO, succeeding James Callison, who is retiring.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Tractor Supply Co., the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States, announced that Robert D. Mills has joined the company as senior VP and CIO, succeeding James Callison, who is retiring. As part of the succession plan, Callison will stay with Tractor Supply until a smooth transition is completed.

February 25, 2014

Tuesday Morning Corporation has appointed Douglas B. Sullivan as senior VP for real estate and Michael J. Jones as senior VP and CIO.

Dallas -- Tuesday Morning Corporation has appointed Douglas B. Sullivan as senior VP for real estate and Michael J. Jones as senior VP and CIO. Most recently, Sullivan served as executive VP for development at Michaels Stores, where he led the company's real estate strategy development and rollout.  

Jones's recent experience includes serving as executive VP and CIO for Florida-based Systemax (TigerDirect), where he was responsible for strategic business systems development, website, technology and support.

December 2, 2013

Retailers usually measure the success of project spending by ROI, or “return on investment.” ROI measures how many dollars you get back for every dollar you invest. This is a prudent and necessary way of justifying investment in things like IT systems, facilities and processes.

But not everything of value can be measured by simple dollars and cents. How do you measure the return on hope given to hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged children, both in the United States and around the world?

September 16, 2013

Dunkin' Brands Group announced that David Starmer has joined Dunkin' Brands as VP - IT, store systems, and Paul Zaher has joined the company as VP - IT, marketing systems.

Canton, Mass. -- Dunkin' Brands Group announced that David Starmer has joined Dunkin' Brands as VP - IT, store systems, and Paul Zaher has joined the company as VP - IT, marketing systems. Both will report directly to Jack Clare, senior VP and CIO for Dunkin' Brands.

Zaher joins Dunkin' Brands from Express, where he directed e-commerce and other marketing systems.  

Starmer joins Dunkin' Brands from Papa Murphy's International, where he directed in-store technology solutions.

May 31, 2013

Safeway has appointed Barry Libenson as senior VP and CIO, effective July 1, 2013. Libenson replaces former Safeway CIO David Ching, who retired earlier this year.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway has appointed Barry Libenson as senior VP and CIO, effective July 1, 2013. Libenson replaces former Safeway CIO David Ching, who retired earlier this year. He will oversee IT business functions and report to executive VP Larree Renda.

Libenson previously served as senior VP and CIO at Land O’Lakes Inc. since 2010. Other positions he has held include VP of business at Ingersoll-Rand and executive VP at Surety.com.

May 23, 2013

How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT?

How does a company whose strengths are more on the creative and design side than the technology side achieve strategic agility through the use of IT? According to Michael Relich, executive VP and CIO of fashion retailer Guess?, a flexible approach that focuses more on solving business problems than on meeting technical specifications goes a long way toward getting the most business value from your IT investments.

May 9, 2013

Sears Holdings announced that Jeff Balagna will join the company as executive VP and CIO.

Hoffman Estates, Ill. -- Sears Holdings announced that Jeff Balagna will join the company as executive VP and CIO. In his new role, Balagna who most recently served as CIO at Eli Lilly, will be responsible for all technology and infrastructure initiatives for the company in its support centers and in-store.
   

April 11, 2012

Lowe's Cos. announced that Michael K. Brown, executive VP and CIO, will retire after almost 28 years with the company.

Mooresville, N.C. -- Lowe's Cos. announced that Michael K. Brown, executive VP and CIO, will retire after almost 28 years with the company. The company has begun a search for a replacement. Brown will continue to serve in his present role for a period of time to assist with the transition.

Brown was named CIO in 2011 after a 26-year career in store operations and merchandising. He joined the company in 1984.

October 24, 2011

When the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI) was launched three years ago, its goal was to raise awareness of — and develop solutions for — orphans and other vulnerable children around the globe. Fast forward to 2011, and the charitable foundation, which is made up of IT-focused retail executives, consultants and vendors, remains laser-focused on its mission. Leveraging the power and influence of retailers, RetailROI is changing for the better the lives of vulnerable children globally.


October 31, 2008

In August, a majority of the National Retail Federation’s CIO Council members said a...

September 4, 2008

The Home Depot named Matt Carey executive VP and CIO. Carey will join the company...

August 24, 2008

Duckwall-ALCO Stores announced that Ted Beaith has joined the company as senior VP and CIO....

July 8, 2008

Liz Claiborne announced that Evon L. Jones will join the company as senior VP and...

April 6, 2008

The Home Depot announced that Bob DeRodes, executive VP and CIO, has decided to leave...

December 31, 2007

Many retailers are taking a long hard look at how to design their “stores...

December 31, 2007

Like most multichannel specialty retailers, Family Christian Stores is hard-pressed to provide a seamless shopping...

December 31, 2007

“Eat, Sleep and Dream Big” is the tagline of the National Retail Federation’s 97th...

October 16, 2007

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September 30, 2007

AutoZone’s retailing philosophy is “to never say no to a customer,” according to Ken Brame,...

September 20, 2007

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September 3, 2007

Seattle, Amazon.com said...

May 31, 2007

To say that adoption of RFID throughout the retail supply chain has been slower than...

May 31, 2007

Mervyns Completes POS ConversionMervyns’ decision to replace its point-of-sale system was part of what the...