RIVER GROVE, Ill. — Follett Corporation has named former Dick’s Sporting Goods executive Don Germano as president and chief operating officer of the Follett Higher Education Group. He replaces Tom...

PHILADELPHIA — The Pep Boys – Manny, Moe & Jack have appointed Thomas Carey to the newly created position of SVP, chief customer officer. In this new position, Carey will be responsible for guiding the company’s customer experience strategies and tactics, as well as leading the development and execution of its marketing strategies. Carey is expected to start with Pep Boys on Aug. 6. Carey most recently served as the SVP and chief marketing officer for Orchard Supply Hardware. From 2003 until joining Orchard in 2007, Carey served as SVP and chief marketing officer of West Marine Inc. Prior

(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fossil, Inc. (the "Company") announced the appointment of Thomas M. Nealon to its Board of Directors effective today. With the appointment, the Company's Board of Directors consists of twelve members, including ten independent directors, one former member of senior management and one current member of senior management. Kosta Kartsotis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company said, "We are tremendously pleased to have Tom join our Board. As we continue to expand our business globally, Tom's significant experience in corporate strategy and information technology in the retail industry will be very beneficial to us." Mr.

An Arizona man is suing eBay over the auction giant's automatic bidding system, claiming that the policy runs counter to the company's user agreement and that it unfairly undercuts the final price paid by the winning bidder.

Borders decided to liquidate its remaining 399 stores, conceding a battle with competitors, technology and itself. A bid by Najafi Cos. fell apart last week and with no other takers, Borders had no choice, said Paul Magy, an attorney who represents 28 landlords with Borders stores.

Borders and its 10,700 employees may have been hoping for a last-minute O. Henry-style twist to its bankruptcy saga, but the failed bid by the Najafi Companies investment firm means the story's final chapter is titled "Liquidation." On July 18, Borders announced it would submit to the U.S. bankruptcy court the proposal from Hilco and Gordon Brothers to purchase its assets and administer the liquidation process, including the chain's 399 remaining stores. A Borders statement said the retailer did not require an auction prior to presenting its proposal to the bankruptcy Court at a hearing scheduled for July 21.

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