Analyst Says Nike Will No Longer Sell to Some Stores
Footwearnews.com says Nike is cutting ties with DSW, Urban Outfitters, Shoe Show and more retailers as it doubles down on its Consumer Direct offense strategy, according to analyst Sam Poser.

Poser, an analyst at Williams Trading, said that the Swoosh also is dropping Big Five Sporting Goods, Dunham’s Sports and Olympia Sports. It will no longer sell apparel to Macy’s, the analyst said, but the footwear relationship with Macy’s (via its Finish Line partnership) remains intact.
 
7-Eleven to Open Chain's First Taco Drive-Thru
7-Eleven announced they will be opening up the chain’s first ever drive-thru for their taco restaurant inside a location in Dallas.

A number of 7-Eleven locations have a Laredo Taco restaurant located inside, but with convenience becoming more important to the customer than ever before, the gas station chain has decided to test out a drive-thru for their food offerings.
 
Tommy Hilfiger Appoints Alegra O’Hare as Global Chief Marketing Officer
Tommy Hilfiger announced the appointment of Alegra O’Hare as Chief Marketing Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global effective April 12, 2021. Within the role, O’Hare will develop and execute innovative global marketing strategies to reach and engage existing and upcoming generations of TOMMY HILFIGER consumers.

“Alegra’s appointment is a crucial next step in this new era for TOMMY HILFIGER,” said Avery Baker, President and Chief Brand Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Global.
 
Newk's Eatery Hires Denise Pedini to Lead Marketing and IT
Newk’s Eatery, the elevated fast casual chain that focuses on fresh ingredients, family recipes and hand-prepared foods, has hired 20-year marketing veteran Denise Pedini to lead the company’s marketing and IT departments as senior vice president of guest experience.

Pedini, who most recently served as executive vice president of marketing at Pizza Inn, brings experience in restaurant, franchise and retail with brands including JCPenney and Pizza Hut, where she helped create and launch WingStreet, now a $1 billion brand.

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