Joe Keenan is the executive editor of Total Retail. Joe has more than 10 years experience covering the retail industry, and enjoys profiling innovative companies and people in the space.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Outdoor lifestyle brand Eddie Bauer has named former Best Buy executive Steve Venegas as its new VP of distribution North America. Venegas is a seasoned outdoor industry executive, most recently holding the position of VP of...

BELLEVUE, Wash. , Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, Inc., debuts a new look for fall 2012.  The® site, which offers more than 18,000 high-end beauty products and an edited assortment of accessories, has rolled out a variety of new...

Puget Sound Business Journal by , Staff Writer Drugstore CEO Dawn Lepore is in shopping mode. The Bellevue-based company, which just acquired Salu, operator of the website for skin creams and cosmetics, is planning more acquisitions, according to CEO Dawn Lepore. Lepore told Bloomberg BusinessWeek the company is looking for other businesses in its core product areas of vitamins, vision and beauty products — specifically deals in the $40 million to $60 million range. “I want to take over businesses that are in our sweet spots,” Lepore said. "Acquisitions should be an ongoing part of our strategy.”

Milestone branded retailer location to serve customers in Miami area BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Today, T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced a new company milestone — the opening of its 1,000th T-Mobile Premium Retailer (TPR) store, located in Pompano Beach, Fla. Providing customers with the same look and feel of a T-Mobile company store, TPR stores are owned and operated by third-party experts in wireless services and align with the company’s commitment to provide the best customer experience possible. The Pompano Beach store, which is owned and operated by Catcorp Inc., will host an official grand opening celebration on June 2.

Turnaround CEO Neil Fiske, who took over Bellevue-based Eddie Bauer in 2007 and led it through a bankruptcy court auction in 2009, will soon leave the top post, according to a company statement. No reason was given for his departure.

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