Women account for 85 percent of all consumer purchases, but not even 30 percent of today’s retail industry leaders are women.
Hand in hand with retail’s struggle to retain female employees, is the industry’s challenge to respond to its evolving shopper demands.
Retailers have embraced the gig economy by investing in technology, automating tasks and relying on crowdsourced labor. The result is a new labor dynamic and productivity imperative for retailers coping with increased wages.
Steve Farley has been named president of Hallmark's retail business and will be responsible for leading its network of nearly 2,000 Hallmark Gold Crown stores as well as its ornament and gift businesses.
"I'm excited about Steve and the important capabilities he will bring to our team," said Don
Pier 1 Imports has created a new position in its C-suite that will oversee merchandising, stores, marketing and e-commerce.
The retailer named Donna Noce Colaco to serve as its first Chief Customer Officer, effective Dec. 3, 2018.
In this newly created position, Colaco will lea
Lowe's has hired the architect of Target's digital transformation to advance the home improvement retailer technology efforts.
Lowe's announced that Seemantini Godbole has been hired as its chief information officer, effective Nov. 12.