Retail Roundup—Apple hires Google AI executive; Sears exposed to breach

Sears customers were exposed to a credit card data breach. (Mike Mozart/CC BY 2.0)

Apple hires exec from Google

Apple has hired Google's former AI leader, John Giannandrea, to run its machine learning and AI strategy. This could be a big game changer for Apple, which is often accused of being behind Google on its machine-learning technology. (Engadget)

Sears customers exposed to credit card breach

Sears, along with Delta Air Lines, reported the exposure of some of their customers' credit card information following a data breach by a contractor. Called [24]7ai, the operation suffered a breach between Sept. 26 and Oct. 12 of 2017. Sears believes fewer than 100,000 of its customers were affected. (Fortune)

Amazon to open Las Vegas warehouse

Amazon will build another warehouse in the Las Vegas area. The 800,000-square-foot facility should open in 2019 and will create more than 1,000 full-time jobs. (The News & Observer)

Ahold Delhaize appoints new CEO

Ahold Delhaize announced that its current CEO, Dick Boer, will retire as of July 1 and Frans Muller will take his place. Muller has more than 20 years of experience in retail and most recently served as the deputy CEO and CIO of Ahold Delhaize. (Globe Newswire)