Personnel

Christopher Bailey to Depart Burberry
November 1, 2017 at 5:57 pm

London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced this week that its president and chief creative officer (CCO) Christopher Bailey will leave the company on March 31, 2018. At that time he will also step down from Burberry's board. Bailey has been with the company for 17 years. He will provide his full support to current CEO…

A Few Thoughts From Costco’s Jim Sinegal
November 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

It’s not often that you get to hear from retail legends like Jim Sinegal, co-founder and director of Costco Wholesale Corp. That’s why I was so excited to attend his talk at SAP’s Retail Executive Forum, which was held in New York City earlier this month. And he didn't disappoint. Sinegal served as the CEO…

The Employee Engagement Handbook
October 25, 2017 at 4:29 pm

London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced this week that its president and chief creative officer (CCO) Christopher Bailey will leave the company on March 31, 2018. At that time he will also step down from Burberry’s board. Bailey has been with the company for 17 years. He will provide his full support to current CEO […]

Hudson's Bay CEO Gerald Storch Leaving the Company
October 23, 2017 at 10:54 am

Gerald Storch, CEO of Hudson’s Bay Co. (HBC), is stepping down from his role, HBC announced after the close of stock markets on Friday. Storch will depart effective Nov. 1, and return to his firm,  Storch Advisors, HBC said in a press release. It didn't give further details on…

Editor's Note: Introducing Total Retail's 2017 Retail Technology Report
October 18, 2017 at 1:04 pm

Technology is top of mind for most retailers today, no matter their size, product category or any other variables. As such, Total Retail surveyed its audience with the goal of finding out what types of retail technology retailers are interested in (as well as investing in), what retail trends and digital trends they’re tracking, and their…

Sephora Names Mary Beth Laughton EVP, US Omni Retail
October 11, 2017 at 2:13 pm

Beauty retailer Sephora has promoted Mary Beth Laughton to executive vice president of U.S. omni retail. Previously, Laughton was senior vice president of digital. “Mary Beth is a visionary and strategist with a deep understanding of how customers are evolving,” said Calvin McDonald, chief executive officer and president of Sephora Americas. “During her time at…

Blue Nile Appoints Former Tiffany & Co. CEO to its Board
October 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm

Diamond and fine jewelry retailer Blue Nile has announced the appointment of Frédéric Cumenal, the former chief executive officer of Tiffany & Co., to its board of directors. Cumenal held various executive positions of increasing responsibility at Tiffany and served on the company’s board of directors. Prior to his work with Tiffany & Co., Cumenal…

The 12 Months of Christmas
October 3, 2017 at 9:38 am

Consumers often decry the early appearance of holiday shopping commercials and decorations. For retailers, however, preparing for the holiday shopping season has become a year-round effort, especially when it comes to fulfillment center staffing. With e-commerce continuing to grow in popularity, much of today’s labor demand has shifted from brick-and-mortar stores to fulfillment centers. As…

Has Your Employee Recognition Program Grown Cobwebs?
July 5, 2017 at 3:37 pm

London-based global luxury brand Burberry announced this week that its president and chief creative officer (CCO) Christopher Bailey will leave the company on March 31, 2018. At that time he will also step down from Burberry’s board. Bailey has been with the company for 17 years. He will provide his full support to current CEO […]

Wal-Mart Announces Guaranteed Pay for Military Workers
May 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

Wal-Mart wants to make sure its employees who take time off to serve in the military never have to take a pay cut. The company on Tuesday announced a new pay policy for all full-time and part-time workers who leave for voluntary or involuntary military assignments. Wal-Mart's pledge is to cover the difference in pay…