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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.

Melissa Campanelli is Editor-in-Chief of Total Retail. She is an industry veteran, having covered all aspects of retail, tech, digital, e-commerce, and marketing over the past 20 years. Melissa is also the co-founder of the Women in Retail Leadership Circle.

Online clothing retailer ModCloth has brought over an executive from Urban Outfitters to take over as CEO. On Jan. 19, Modcloth Co-Founder and CEO Eric Koger will hand the reins over to Matthew Kaness, who most recently served as chief strategy officer at Urban Outfitters. Eric and Susan Gregg Koger started ModCloth, a women's clothing retailer that focuses on quirky, vintage-inspired styles, in 2002 while they were students at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. 

Target has acquired a Pittsburgh-based company that says its software platform brings "an Amazon-like shopping experience" to in-store customers. Powered Analytics Co-Founder Collin Otis and a spokesman for Minneapolis-based Target confirmed the deal Wednesday. Terms weren't disclosed. Otis says the firm, founded in 2012, will remain headquartered in Pittsburgh. Powered Analytics’ Fabric product uses mobile technology, location data and machine learning to connect a retailer's app to the in-store shopping experience.

By Sam Lewis, associate editor Online shopping is the first step in omni-channel retailing for the Millennial-shopper-focused retailer Pittsburgh-based apparel retailer rue21 has broadened the way...

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