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Fallout From Finish Line E-Commerce Failure Accelerates

February 13, 2013
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The departure of Finish Line Chief Digital Officer Christopher Ladd is the latest bit of fallout from the e-commerce snafu that has cost the retailer $3 million (and counting) in lost sales. There are strong indications that Ladd's departure won't be the last piece of bad news associated with Finish Line's digital debacle. Sources have revealed to RIS News that relations between Finish Line and its key e-commerce vendor partners have been strained by the incident....

 

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