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April 25, 2013

Jones Lang LaSalle said that Rebecca Wells has been named EVP in the company’s Indianapolis office, part of its Capital Markets arm.

Indianapolis -- Jones Lang LaSalle said that Rebecca Wells has been named EVP in the company’s Indianapolis office, part of its Capital Markets arm.

In her new role, Wells will work closely with Midwest Capital Markets leader and International Director John Huguenard to expand the firm’s platform of services, focusing on retail and office dispositions in the Midwest.

Wells joins Jones Lang LaSalle from national commercial real estate firm Cassidy Turley, where she served as SVP Institutional Sales Group.

 

April 24, 2013

Another Ron Johnson-appointee and former Apple executive has left J.C. Penney.

New York -- Another Ron Johnson-appointee and former Apple executive has left J.C. Penney. Ben Fay, who was brought as EVP real estate, store design and development, has left the company, according to the Dallas Morning News. Returning to Penney in an advisory capacity is the chain's former senior VP of property development, Tom Clerkin, who took early retirement from the company last year, the report said.

April 17, 2013

Bebe stores announced Wednesday the appointment of Michelle Landgrebe as EVP, general merchandising manager of its 2b division, effective immediately.

Los Angeles -- Bebe stores announced Wednesday the appointment of Michelle Landgrebe as EVP, general merchandising manager of its 2b division, effective immediately.

In her new role, Landgrebe will be responsible for merchandising, design, production, planning & allocation, and visual merchandising for the Bebe’s outlet division, b2.

She most recently served as VP, general merchandising manager at VF Corp.

 

March 29, 2013

Crossroad Cos. announced that it has named Carlo J. Caparruva as EVP of leasing services, charged with overseeing all leasing activities related to Crossroads’ development projects and existing portfolio, as well as third-party real estate services.

Mahwah, N.J. -- Crossroad Cos. announced Thursday that it has named Carlo J. Caparruva as EVP of leasing services, charged with overseeing all leasing activities related to Crossroads’ development projects and existing portfolio, as well as third-party real estate services.

March 15, 2013

Safeway Inc. said that Bruce Everette, 61, is retiring as EVP retail operations after a 44-year career at Safeway.

Pleasanton, Calif. -- Safeway Inc. said that Bruce Everette, 61, is retiring as EVP retail operations after a 44-year career at Safeway. He will be replaced by Kelly Griffith, currently the president of merchandising.

“We are deeply grateful to Bruce for his significant and lasting contribution to our company's success," said chairman and CEO Steve Burd. "He is the consummate operating executive whose results and people-oriented approach to the business leave an unmistakable imprint on who we are as a company."

March 6, 2013

Men’s Wearhouse announced it has named Jon W. Kimmins as EVP and CFO, effective April 4.

Houston -- Men’s Wearhouse announced Wednesday it has named Jon W. Kimmins as EVP and CFO, effective April 4.

Kimmins most recently was EVP – finance and operations at LF-USA, a division of Li & Fung Limited, a multi-billion dollar wholesaler of apparel, footwear and fashion accessories. Prior to that, he was EVP of Toys “R” Us, where he was responsible for worldwide corporate finance, raising billions in debt and equity financing transactions.
 

February 26, 2013

Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced the promotion of Amy Zehrer to the position of EVP stores, from SVP, effective immediately.

New Albany, Ohio -- Abercrombie & Fitch Co. announced the promotion of Amy Zehrer to the position of EVP stores, from SVP, effective immediately.

Zehrer has been with Abercrombie & Fitch since 1992; she joined as a manager-in-training at the brand’s Rosedale Mall location in Roseville, Minn. Over the last 21 years, Zehrer has proven herself as a definitive leader, evolving the Abercrombie & Fitch brand and playing an integral part in the success of its international expansion, the company said.

February 19, 2013

tater Bros. announced that it has promoted Dan Meyer to EVP retail operations, charging him with oversight of retail operations for all 167 Stater Bros. supermarkets and the corporate training center.

San Bernardino, Calif. -- Stater Bros. announced Monday that it has promoted Dan Meyer to EVP retail operations, charging him with oversight of retail operations for all 167 Stater Bros. supermarkets and the corporate training center.

A 42-year veteran of the company, Meyer most recently served as SVP retail operations.

 

February 14, 2013

Belk has named Dorlisa Flur to the newly created position of EVP omni-channel, reporting to John Belk, president and chief operating officer.

Charlotte, N.C. -- Belk has named Dorlisa Flur to the newly created position of EVP omni-channel, reporting to John Belk, president and chief operating officer.

Flur joins Belk after eight years at Family Dollar Stores, most recently as vice chair, strategy and chief administrative officer. Prior roles included chief merchandising officer and the EVP strategy and marketing. Prior to Family Dollar Stores, Flur spent her professional career at management consulting firm McKinsey and Company.

February 11, 2013

Apparel and home décor chain Gordmans announced it has appointed Michael Morand as EVP and chief merchandising officer.

Omaha, Neb. -- Apparel and home décor chain Gordmans announced Monday it has appointed Michael Morand as EVP and chief merchandising officer.

Morand has served as Gordmans' EVP planning, allocation and analysis since 2008. In his new position, he will lead the combined merchandising and planning team and drive the retailer’s continued expansion in both new and existing markets.

February 8, 2013

Everybody loves a turnaround story. RadioShack is betting that the now-former president of daily living products and solutions for Walgreens, Joe Magnacca, will help author a turnaround story of its own for the small-box consumer electronics retailer.

Everybody loves a turnaround story. RadioShack is betting that the now-former president of daily living products and solutions for Walgreens, Joe Magnacca, will help author a turnaround story of its own for the small-box consumer electronics retailer.

February 1, 2013

Walgreens promoted Joseph Magnacca to EVP from SVP, effective immediately.

Deerfield, Ill. — Walgreens on Friday promoted Joseph Magnacca to EVP from SVP, effective immediately. Magnacca also retains his title as president of daily living products and solutions.

January 24, 2013

The founding family of the 99 Cents Only Stores chain has been fired by its owners, with retail veteran Richard Anicetti and Michael Fung taking over top executive roles.

City of Commerce, Calif. -- The founding family of the 99 Cents Only Stores chain has been fired by its owners, with retail veteran Richard Anicetti and Michael Fung taking over top executive roles.

The retailer said that Eric Schiffer (CEO), Jeff Gold (president) and Howard Gold (EVP) are “no longer employed by the company” and that Richard Anicetti has been named interim CEO. Schiffer is the son-in-law of founder David Gold while Jeff and Howard are his sons.

January 10, 2013

Modell’s Sporting Goods said it has named Charles Castaneda chief merchandising officer for the chain, a promotion from his current position of EVP planning and allocations.

New York -- Modell’s Sporting Goods said Wednesday it has named Charles Castaneda chief merchandising officer for the chain, a promotion from his current position of EVP planning and allocations.

The company has also moved Jay O’Brien from general merchandising manager of footwear to general merchandising manager of sporting goods, to succeed the recently departed Bill Hackett.  

Jeff Schaffer has been promoted to general merchandising manager of footwear.

 

January 8, 2013

Online marketplace LivingSocial said that former Best Buy EVP and CMO Barry Judge has been appointed its new chief marketing officer.

Washington, D.C. -- Online marketplace LivingSocial said Tuesday that former Best Buy EVP and CMO Barry Judge has been appointed its new chief marketing officer.

Judge is charged with extending LivingSocial’s leadership in the local commerce space by overseeing online and offline advertising, brand management, social media and communications.
 
Judge first joined Best Buy in 1999 to help the company launch Bestbuy.com.

 

December 19, 2012

Former Target EVP stores Troy Risch and former Sam’s Club senior VP and general merchandise manager Huey Long have joined RadioShack.

New York -- Former Target EVP stores Troy Risch and former Sam’s Club senior VP and general merchandise manager Huey Long have joined RadioShack.

Risch will serve as EVP operations at RadioShack and oversee the company’s network of 4,700 stores and 1,500 wireless phone centers in the United States and 1,100 dealer and other outlets worldwide. Long will serve as EVP strategy and consumer insights and be responsible for marketing, business development and omnichannel.

December 6, 2012

Verizon Communications has elected Kathryn A. Tesija, EVP merchandising and supply chain at Target to the Verizon board of directors, effective immediately.

New York — Verizon Communications has elected Kathryn A. Tesija, EVP merchandising and supply chain at Target to the Verizon board of directors, effective immediately.

"Kathee Tesija brings to Verizon her valuable consumer insight as well as significant experience in managing the complex, large-scale, global retail functions of merchandising and supply chain," said Lowell C. McAdam, Verizon chairman and CEO.

The addition of Tesija brings Verizon's total board membership to 12.

June 26, 2012

The Jones Group has named George Sharp EVP design, a newly created position.

New York — The Jones Group has named George Sharp EVP design, a newly created position. Sharp will report to Stefani Greenfield, chief creative officer, and will work across all brands.

"George is an exceptional talent who brings tremendous experience and knowledge to The Jones Group," said Stefani Greenfield, chief creative officer of The Jones Group. "He will work closely with all of our brands to ensure that great design leads the process by which our brands enter the market."

June 6, 2012

American Eagle Outfitters and Shopkick, the largest location-based shopping app that rewards shoppers simply for walking into stores, announced the national rollout of Shopkick to all American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie stores across the country.

Pittsburgh -- American Eagle Outfitters and Shopkick, the largest location-based shopping app that rewards shoppers simply for walking into stores, announced the national rollout of Shopkick to all American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie stores across the country. Customers will earn "kicks" (points) just for walking in, as well as receive a number of other exciting, exclusive offers throughout the stores.

April 15, 2011

By John Haber, EVP Transportation Services, NPI

By John Haber, jhaber@npifinancial.com

For the past two months, consumers have paid higher gas prices as a result of the political unrest in the Mideast. But, consumers aren’t the only ones feeling a pinch. Retailers are feeling it too as many suppliers, manufacturers and distributors implement “emergency fuel surcharges” as reported by The Wall Street Journal in late March of this year.

November 30, 2010

Kohl's Corp. announced Tuesday that it is promoting four of its executives as part of an ongoing succession planning process.

Menomonee Falls, Wis. - Kohl's Corp. announced Tuesday that it is promoting four of its executives as part of an ongoing succession planning process.

Don Brennan has been promoted from senior EVP to chief merchandising officer. John Worthington was promoted from senior executive VP to chief administrative officer. Peggy Eskenasi was promoted from executive VP of product development to senior EVP. And Wes McDonald was promoted from EVP and CFO to senior executive VP and CFO.

All the promotions are effective Dec. 1.

November 18, 2010

Former Walmart executive Jack Shewmaker passed away Wednesday evening.

ROGERS, Ark. -- Former Walmart executive Jack Shewmaker passed away Wednesday evening. He was 72.

Shewmaker began his career at Walmart in 1970 and rose steadily through the ranks of the company, serving in numerous capacities, including district manager; VP security (now known as loss prevention); VP store operations; EVP store operations, personnel and merchandise; CFO; and president and COO. Shewmaker retired from the company in1988, but continued as a member of Walmart’s board of directors.

November 26, 2007

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