American Eagle Outfitters wants to be more like Amazon.
Not to get in the business of selling everything from shoes to pet food to toilet paper. But to master a business function that became critical for retailers during the Covid-19 pandemic: the supply chain.
That’s where Shekar Natarajan, American Eagle’s chief supply chain officer, comes into the picture. Since he joined the apparel retailer roughly 3½ years ago, the company has acquired two supply chain businesses for hundreds of millions of dollars and began swiftly building out a logistics platform that others companies — even its rivals in the apparel industry — can utilize, too.CNBC