Saks Incorporated reports that both Chairman and CEO Stephen I. Sadove and President and Chief Merchant Ronald L. Frasch will be be leaving the retailer upon completion of the merger with Hudson's Bay Company. Donald Hess, lead director of Saks board of directors, said, "Steve and Ron have been a great team over the last nine years. They're admired and respected throughout both the company and the retail industry. Their leadership, strategic focus, collaboration, creativity and enthusiasm for the business have molded Saks into an iconic omnichannel luxury retailer."

Aaron's, the nation's leader in the sales, lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, announced that its board of directors has elected interim CEO Ronald W. Allen as president and chief executive officer of the company. 

LETTERS: Dear Editor, RE: The creative feature “10 Steps to a Successful Redesign,” (May 2008 issue, pg. 42). I am alarmed that Sarah Fletcher wrote such a distressing column for Catalog Success magazine. Maybe your article should have the caveat that it comes as your opinion or viewpoint, but it certainly does not represent good design principles. There is logic to some of what you say, but in your examples, you take spreads with individual personality and brand integrity and turn them into oatmeal. I looked at the headline that you suggest for your swimwear spread and have to laugh. Do you truthfully

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