Macy's Sues Burlington, Ex-Exec. Over Trade Secrets

By Christine Powell (June 6, 2017, 4:55 PM EDT) -- Macy's Inc. accused its rival Burlington Stores Inc. and one of its former executive vice presidents in Ohio federal court Monday of taking confidential and proprietary trade secret information that provides a valuable commercial advantage in the competitive retail industry.

Macy's sued Burlington Stores and Kristen Cox, the former executive vice president and regional director of stores for the north central region. Cox resigned from Macy's in April to take a job as a senior vice president of stores at the off-price retailer, with which Macy's says it directly competes for traffic from bargain shoppers at both its traditional department stores and...

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