Retail Roundup—Hhgregg closing, Amazon to hire 30,000 part-timers

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Hhgregg will shut its doors for good next month.

Hhgregg going out of business

Bankrupt retailer Hhgregg is officially going out of business after failing to find a buyer by its deadline. The company expects to close all 220 of its stores by the end of May, resulting in 5,000 layoffs across the U.S. (IndyStar)

Zara opens largest flagship in Spain

Zara is opening a 64,000-square-foot store with four floors in Madrid, the largest of its more than 2,200 stores. The new store, operated by owner Inditex SA, reflects the retailer's success in the country; 17% of its revenue is from Spain. (Bloomberg

Amazon plans to hire 30,000 part-time workers

Amazon plans to hire 30,000 part-time workers to staff its growing network of warehouses. About 5,000 of those workers will be working from home in customer service positions. These roles are in addition to the 100,000 full-time jobs Amazon has pledged to create over the next 18 months. (Bloomberg

Kohl's names new chief marketing officer

Kohl's has named Greg Revelle as the new chief marketing officer in charge of leading the company's customer engagement. Prior to Kohl's, Revelle was CMO at Best Buy and AutoNation. (Business Wire)

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