Retail Roundup—Zulily gets former Amazon executive; Ikea opens in South America

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Ikea is expanding in South America. (TonyBaggett/iStock/Getty Images Plus/Getty Images)

Former Amazon executive named president of Zulily

Jeff Yuracisin has been named the president of Zulily by Qurate, the parent company of QVC and HSN. Yuracisin was previously with Amazon for 13 years, most recently as VP of private fashion brands. (MarketWatch)

Best Buy launches fix-it subscription service

Best Buy is rolling out a subscription service for tech support. Consumers can now have access to year-round tech support by the Geek Squad for $200 a year, plus a discount on in-home visits. (Star Tribune)

Ikea to open South American stores

Ikea will open its first stores in South American in 2020 under an agreement with Chilean retailer Falabella. Ikea hopes to build nine stores in three countries in 10 years. After a slowdown in sales, Ikea is looking to push into new markets, like India, and develop city center stores. (Reuters)

Walmart tests personal shopping

Walmart is testing a digital personal shopping service in New York City. Called Jetblack, the service is designed to give product recommendations and enable consumers to then purchase directly through text messages. (CNBC)

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