Independent agency network Project: WorldWide and its shopper engagement agency, Shoptology, have named Ken Madden as head of digital at Shoptology. Madden will report directly to Shoptology CEO Charlie Anderson.
Michelle Gloeckler, SVP of Home at Walmart and head of the retailer’s domestic manufacturing initiative is scheduled to give an update on the program, its progress and inner workings in Bentonville next month.
Retailers will be promoting early and often during the upcoming holiday season, especially with six fewer days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and mobile is sure to play an even greater role this year than it did in 2012.
CIT Group Inc., a leading provider of financing and advisory services to small businesses and middle market companies, has appointed Randall Chesler as president of CIT Bank, its U.S. commercial bank subsidiary.
Walmart said the head of its Indian operations left the company this week and named Ramnik Narsey, SVP of Walmart International, to serve as the interim leader for the company’s Indian business. To read more click here.
The Sobey’s chain of food stores, whose parent company counts former Walmart Canada head Dave Ferguson among its board members, has added new square footage to its retail portfolio with the acquisitions of Safeway’s Canadian stores.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has announced on her personal Tumblr blog the company’s plans to acquire social blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. It is Mayer’s largest deal to date since becoming head of the multinational Internet corporation.