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  • Indiana merchants are caught in a political storm

    The state of Indiana is at the center of a firestorm this week that puts retailers on the front line of a pitched battle between conservative politicians and those voicing support of gay rights. And while it's being done in the name of religious freedom, one of the side effects of this law is forcing retailers to take a position.

Justice names former Ann Taylor exec Brian Lynch as CEO

Ascena Retail Group has announced Brian Lynch's appointment as president and CEO of Justice, the company's teen brand.

 

Amazon launches Home Services

Amazon has announced the launch of Home Services, a new marketplace for on-demand professional services. The platform allows shoppers to purchase and schedule services ranging from house cleanings to electronics installments.

Quiksilver names Pierre Agnes new CEO, Thomas Chambolle CFO

Quiksilver has announced that CEO Andy Mooney has resigned and will be replaced by Pierre Agnes, who has been with the company for 27 years. Richard Shields, the company's CFO, has also left, while APAC Region President Greg Healy has been promoted to president and Bob McKnight has been named chairman. All changes became effective March 27.

Holiday Web traffic peaked on Cyber Monday 2014

Looking back at the results of online holiday shopping in 2014, Cyber Monday was recorded as the most popular shopping day of the season, with retail traffic reaching 13 million page views per minute, up 16 percent from the 2013 holiday season.

 

Banana Republic unveils New York flagship

Banana Republic has unveiled its Manhattan flagship on Fifth Avenue. The new store in the Flatiron District is part of the brand's all-around makeover.

 
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