retail news in context, analysis with attitude

• In the UK, the Telegraph reports that Tesco has promoted Michael Comish, who has been running its Blinkbox on-demand movie service, to be its new group digital officer, running all of its online services.

According to the story, "Comish will oversee an effort to make Tesco’s online services more user-friendly and integrated with its shops."


• Family Dollar Stores said yesterday that Brad Rogers, the company's vice president of real estate, has been promoted to the role of senior vice president - real estate. he succeeds Keith Gehl, who is retiring.


• Dollar Tree announced that Gary Philbin, the company's COO, has been given the additional title of president, effective immediately. Bob Sasser continues as CEO.
KC's View: