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hhgregg, a retailer of appliance, electronics and home furnishings, announced on Friday that it plans to hire 500 store associates prior to the holiday season. According to the company, it is making it a priority to have its stores fully staffed with well-trained associates ready to assist shoppers. Customer service remains the company's top priority and it is focused on bringing top-notch, new associates on board who will be prepared to provide a best-in-class shopping..."/>
Hhgregg announces hiring of 500 store associates before holiday season rush
PVH Corp revealed on Friday the addition of Judith Amanda Sourry Knox to its board of directors' compensation committee. Effective 7 December 2016, the committee's next scheduled meeting date and the day prior to the board's next scheduled meeting, the number of directors constituting the company's full board was increased to 11 in connection with Knox's appointment, who will be eligible to stand for reelection at the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders."/>
PVH Corp elects Judith Amanda Sourry Knox to board
Marriott Will Have the Right Brand in the Right Place to Serve Guests Wherever They Travel. -Beginning Today, Frequent Customers Will See Their Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards& SPG Status Matched Across All Loyalty Programs. -Bruce Duncan, Eric Hippeau and Aylwin Lewis Appointed to Marriott Board."/>
Marriott International Completes Acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Creating World's Largest and Best Hotel Company while Providing Unparalleled Guest Experiencev
Apptio-- first came to be when cloud computing was a rarely used term and persuading people to buy into the concept was much harder than it is now. Sunny Gupta, co-founder of the Bellevue company, began to explore the idea when he worked at Opsware, a Silicon Valley software company, in 2007. He noticed customers had a common request: They wanted help tracking the cost of their information-technology systems, which was..."/>
Apptio's road to a robust market debut [The Seattle Times]
Comcast today announced it has joined the Cloud Foundry Foundation, home of the industry-standard multi-cloud platform, as a Silver member. Comcast joins GE, HPE, IBM, Pivotal, SAP, Verizon and more than 60 other technology innovators as a Foundation member. Through its membership, Comcast will be able to contribute ideas to the project while accelerating its own innovation by taking advantage of Cloud Foundry's continuous..."/>
Comcast Joins Cloud Foundry Foundation
Sharp Corporation will take part in CEATEC Japan 2016, a comprehensive annual exhibition of CPS and IoT technology to be held October 4 to 7, 2016, at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. Under the theme of "IoT by Sharp- A New Way of Living," Sharp will present its AIoT Smart Home. Sharp is in the process of applying AIoT- a fusion of AI and IoT- to its consumer electronics. By having AI learn about a user's preferences and lifestyle, AIoT..."/>
Sharp at CEATEC Japan 2016
Mahindra CIE Automotive Ltd's acquisition of Bill Forge Ltd, but its chairman Hemant Luthra, 66, is already on the lookout for more companies for buyouts or partnerships. Anton Pradera, chairman of CIE Automotive S.A. that controls MCIE, has charged Luthra with growing the company fast, both in terms of revenues and profits. "Given an excellent operating team, we will be disappointed if we can't double profits through organic growth and..."/>
Mahindra CIE looking for more acquisitions [Mint, New Delhi]
DLF Ltd, may lose the franchise for Spanish fashion brand Mango, which is looking to consolidate its operations in India with its other partner Major Brands India Pvt. Ltd, three people aware of the development said. DLF Brands had acquired the franchise for Mango in 2011 with an agreement to expand and open new stores in India."/>
DLF Brands likely to lose Mango franchise [Mint, New Delhi]
The endgame for venture investing in India [Mint, New Delhi]
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. have declined requests for comment ahead of the hiring event, company officials have previously stated that the Daytona Beach outlet mall would create at least 800 jobs. The 39- acre, 10- building, 350,000-..."/>
TANGER TIME: Outlet mall nears completion; job fair set for Wednesday [The News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla.]
Sports Direct soared after chief executive Dave Forsey quit the firm, but City sources warn the group is facing a' growing void' among senior directors. The controversial retailer is already without a permanent finance director. The shares rose 5.4 per cent after Forsey's departure on Friday, adding pounds sterling 85 million to the firm's value."/>
Fears of 'growing void' at top of Sports Direct [Financial Mail on Sunday, London]
Startups out to build a mindful Miami [The Miami Herald]

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