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Retail
Qurate Selects CommerceHub As Global Drop-Ship Provider

CommerceHub, an enterprise drop-ship platform, has signed a multi-year agreement to become the third-party, global drop-ship provider for Qurate Retail Group. The new agreement will expand CommerceHub’s existing services for QVC U.S. and HSN to also include QVC’s U.K. and German markets.

Retail
Qurate Appoints Ferraro President Of QVC, HSN

Qurate Retail Group has appointed Leslie Ferraro to the newly created role of president, QxH, effective September 16. In this role, Ferraro will lead Qurate Retail’s largest business unit, comprising its QVC and HSN brands in the U.S., reporting to Mike George, president and CEO, Qurate Retail, Inc.

Executive Profile
Mark Callahan, QVC, Buyer

With QVC since 2005, Mark Callahan has gained a retail industry reputation for being on top of the trends and his zeal has not tapered off during his tenure. This, noted housewares vendors, is what makes Callahan deserving of the title of 2019 HomeWorld Business Impact Merchant.

Financials
Qurate Progresses In Fourth Quarter

In a fourth quarter when the company continued its integration efforts including those combining HSN and QVC operations, Qurate Retail recorded lower net income but increased sales growth across most of its retail platforms. 

Retail
Synchrony Expands Partnership With Qurate

Qurate Retail Group’s HSN has selected Synchrony as its strategic provider of private label credit card services beginning in August 2019. HSN will replace its current financing provider with Synchrony’s services.

Retail
Qurate Reorganizing QVC, HSN

Qurate Retail Group has announced a series of initiatives designed to position its HSN and QVC U.S. businesses for long-term growth, increase synergies and accelerate the company’s digital transformation. The moves include the elimination of the QVC U.S. president position, with the exit of Steve Hofmann, who currently holds that position, and the combination of buying staffs.

Home Décor
Designer Fielder Wins Local Business Award

Designer and blogger Kathy Fielder who, among other initiatives, works with Atlantic Inc. on a line of branded ready-to-assemble furniture and launched Kathy Fielder Home on QVC in the spring, has been honored with a local business award.

Retail
Qurate Reinforces Executive Team

Qurate Retail has made several executive appointments for the Qurate Retail Group, which comprises eight retail brands: QVC, HSN, Zulily, Ballard Designs, Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Grandin Road and Improvements.

Financials
Qurate Q1 Gains As QVC Advances

After completing a spin off from GCI Liberty and changing its name from Liberty Interactive, Qurate Retail, parent of QVC and HSN among other retail operations, posted first quarter net income of $142 million, or 30 cents per share, versus $91 million, or 20 cents per share, in the year-before period.

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