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June 4, 2013

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has appointed Sharon Price John, 49, as CEO, effective immediately.

St. Louis -- Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has appointed  Sharon Price John, 49,  as CEO, effective immediately. John, who previously served as president of Stride Rite Children’s Group, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, succeeds company founder Maxine Clark, who is retiring as CEO. Clark will remain on the board of directors.

June 4, 2013

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has appointed Sharon Price John, 49, as CEO, effective immediately.

St. Louis -- Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. has appointed  Sharon Price John, 49,  as CEO, effective immediately. John, who previously served as president of Stride Rite Children’s Group, a division of Wolverine Worldwide, succeeds company founder Maxine Clark, who is retiring as CEO. Clark will remain on the board of directors.

March 15, 2013

Is it just me, or does it seem like the past two months or so have seen an unusually high level of turnover at the top? It's gotten so that you need a scorecard to keep up with all the comings and goings, as chief executives are forced out, jump ship, retire or move on.

This year's changing of the guard is bittersweet because it includes the retirement of two veteran retailers, Steve Burd of Safeway and Maxine Clark of Build-A-Bear Workshop.

February 20, 2013

Foot Locker announced Wednesday that it has appointed Maxine Clarke, founder and CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, as a member of its board of directors.

New York -- Foot Locker announced Wednesday that it has appointed Maxine Clarke, founder and CEO of  Build-A-Bear Workshop, as a member of its board of directors. Clark recently announced that she will step down from her executive position at the toy-making chain as soon as a successor is found.

Clark has also served as president of Payless ShoeSource, and spent 19 years as an executive with May Department Stores Co.

 

February 1, 2013

Retail veteran Maxine Clark announced she is stepping down as CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, the chain she founded in 1997.

St. Louis -- Retail veteran Maxine Clark announced she is stepping down as CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, the chain she founded in 1997. Clark, 63, said she will remain as CEO until a successor is found. She will also remain on the company's board of directors.
 

February 1, 2013

Retail veteran Maxine Clark announced she is stepping down as CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, the chain she founded in 1997.

St. Louis -- Retail veteran Maxine Clark announced she is stepping down as CEO of Build-A-Bear Workshop, the chain she founded in 1997. Clark, 63, said she will remain as CEO until a successor is found. She will also remain on the company's board of directors.
 

November 27, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop has gone high-tech. The company has unveiled a new store environment that combines its signature hands-on bear-making experience with innovative digital technology designed to appeal to today’s tech-savvy kids.

September 27, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop has unveiled its new store design, at West County Center in St. Louis.

St. Louis -- Build-A-Bear Workshop has unveiled its new store design, at West County Center in St. Louis. The store is one of six locations that the company will open this year in select U.S. markets. The interactive design merges the retailer’s signature hands-on bear-making experience with innovative technology. It allows customers to personalize the bear-making process and offers them a different experience each time they visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop store.

September 27, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop has unveiled its new store design, at West County Center in St. Louis.

St. Louis -- Build-A-Bear Workshop has unveiled its new store design, at West County Center in St. Louis. The store is one of six locations that the company will open this year in select U.S. markets. The interactive design merges the retailer’s signature hands-on bear-making experience with innovative technology. It allows customers to personalize the bear-making process and offers them a different experience each time they visit a Build-A-Bear Workshop store.

July 26, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop reported a loss of $8.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a $10.7 million loss in the year-ago period.

St. Louis -- Build-A-Bear Workshop reported Thursday a loss of $8.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, compared with a $10.7 million loss in the year-ago period.

Retail sales dipped 1.8% and same-store sales declined 1.7%.

CEO Maxine Clark said she is focused on the future. “In just over a month, we will open our first newly imagined store design in St. Louis with five additional stores opening in major U.S. markets in the following weeks.” 

February 17, 2012

Build-A-Bear Workshop reported a loss of $9 million for the fourth quarter, down from a profit of $8.3 million in the year-ago period.

St. Louis -- Build-A-Bear Workshop reported a loss of $9 million for the fourth quarter, down from a profit of $8.3 million in the year-ago period. Total revenue dropped 5% to $119 million. The company said its profit and revenue took a hit when two movies it important product tie-ins with underperformed.

July 31, 2008

Since Build-A-Bear Workshop’s inception, its mission has been to bring entertainment back to retail....

July 23, 2008

Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc. said Thursday it swung to a fiscal second-quarter loss, hurt by weaker...

December 31, 2007

She’s the Oprah Winfrey of the retail industry—compassionate, creative and charismatic. Maxine Clark, 58,...

December 31, 2007

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June 30, 2007

In June, a new start-up concept, Ridemakerz, made its debut at Broadway at the Beach,...