New York, NY, 2016-Jan-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the appointment of Mary Amicucci as Chief Merchandising Officer, effective immediately. Ms. Amicucci previously held the role of Vice President of Adult Trade & Children’s Books and will continue to report directly to Jaime Carey, Chief Operating Officer.
“We are thrilled to announce that Mary Amicucci has been promoted to Chief Merchandising Officer. Mary has a proven track record of success and leadership of our physical book business, making her the perfect choice for this position,” said Mr. Carey. “She has already made an outstanding contribution to our merchandising efforts and we’re excited to see what she will achieve in this new role.”
Ms. Amicucci served as Vice President, Children’s Books since 2010 and was promoted to Vice President, Adult Trade & Children’s Books in 2013, where she was responsible for leading merchandising plans and marketing strategies. In her new role, she will oversee the planning of all merchandising initiatives and will also be responsible for managing and developing talent across all of the merchandising groups within the Company, including Books, Toys & Games, Gift, Newsstand and Music/DVD.
Ms. Amicucci joined Barnes & Noble from The Children’s Place Retail Stores, Inc., where she held the position of Vice President, Planning and Allocation. She was responsible for the strategic development of that company’s sales, markdown, inventory management plans and margin for both the retail stores and the e-commerce business. In addition to her eight years at The Children’s Place, Ms. Amicucci has also held buying positions at May Company Department stores, Ames Department stores, and Maurices, Inc.
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