Target to Acquire Same-Day Delivery Platform Shipt, Inc.

Minneapolis — Target Corp. has agreed to acquire Shipt, Inc., a leading online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. Target will leverage its network of stores and Shipt’s proprietary technology platform and community of shoppers to quickly and efficiently bring same-day delivery to guests across the country. The acquisition significantly accelerates Target’s digital fulfillment efforts, bringing same-day delivery services to guests at approximately half of Target stores by early 2018. The service will be offered from the majority of Target stores, and in all major markets, before the 2018 holiday season.

Lowe's Names New SVP, Supply Chain Field Operations

Mooresville, N.C. — Lowe's Companies, Inc. has hired Michael West as senior vice president of supply chain field operations, effective September 25, 2017. He joins the company from Neiman Marcus and will report to Brent G. Kirby, chief supply chain officer.

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Retail Solutions, Inc. Names New CFO

Mountain View, Calif. — Retail Solutions, Inc. (RSi), a global leader of POS analytics within the retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries, has named John Neale as chief financial officer responsible for RSi global finance.

AFFLINK Adds Veterans to Growing Sales Team

Tuscaloosa, Ala. — AFFLINK, the global leader in supply-chain management and creator of the ELEVATE™ process, has added three industry veterans to the company’s field selling organization, effective January 3, 2017.

Target Hires New Senior Vice President

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has hired Ben Cook as senior vice president, global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment. Cook will lead the optimization of Target’s inbound and outbound supply chain processes. He’ll also oversee inventory allocation and replenishment, merchandise planning operations and global logistics. He will report to Target’s executive vice president and chief supply chain and logistics officer, Arthur Valdez.

Hallmark Names Senior Vice President – Supply Chain

Kansas City, Mo. — Beth Ward, managing director of Hallmark's Asia Pacific procurement organization, has been named senior vice president – supply chain, effective April 1, 2016. Ward will replace Pete Burney who retired after 25 years with the company.

Target Names EVP, Chief Supply Chain & Logistics Officer

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has hired Arthur Valdez as executive vice president, chief supply chain and logistics officer. Valdez will lead Target’s supply chain transformation including planning, distribution and transportation. He will report to Target’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, John Mulligan.

RMS Appoints New Director-Sales Support Walmart

Minneapolis — Retail Merchandising Services, Inc. (RMS) has hired Don Cannon as director-sales support Walmart to continue RMS's expansion into regional and national retailers and will be the lead account manager for Walmart and Walmart's supplier partners.

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