• D-I-Y retailer Loew’s has hired Seemantini Godbole, currently senior vice president, digital and marketing technology at Target, to be its new CIO. Godbole previously held executive positions at Sabre Holdings and online agency Travelocity.


• Delivery company Instacart said that it has hired Varouj Chitilian, a director of engineering at Google, to be its first VP of engineering, and Dave Sobota, who worked in corporate development at Google, to be its first VP of corporate development.

TechCrunch writes that “in both cases, the hires underscore how Instacart continues to ramp up its executive team both to continue expanding its footprint in North America — Instacart says that its service now works with 15,000 stores and 70,000 ‘shoppers’ in 4,000 cities and is accessible by 70 percent of U.S. customers — as well as to build more services to serve areas where it is already active.”