CBL Properties President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Lebovitz to present at the Citi 2018 Global Property CEO Conference

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2018-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL Properties (NYSE: CBL) today (3/2/2018) announced that it will provide an online audio webcast of the presentation given by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen D. Lebovitz, at the Citi 2018 Global Property CEO Conference in Hollywood, Florida. The presentation will take place on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 8:50 a.m. ET.

The live webcast of CBL’s presentation will be available online at cblproperties.com. The online replay will follow shortly after the presentation ends and continue for 30 days.

About CBL Properties
Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL Properties owns and manages a national portfolio of market-dominant properties located in dynamic and growing communities. CBL’s portfolio is comprised of 119 properties totaling 74.4 million square feet across 27 states, including 76 high-quality enclosed, outlet and open-air retail centers and 12 properties managed for third parties. CBL continuously strengthens its company and portfolio through active management, aggressive leasing and profitable reinvestment in its properties. For more information visit cblproperties.com


CBL Properties
Katie Reinsmidt
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer

Source: CBL Properties

GameStop welcomes new Chief Executive Officer Michael K. Mauler

GameStop welcomes new Chief Executive Officer Michael K. Mauler


GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2018-Feb-08 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dan DeMatteo, Executive Chairman of GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME), on behalf of the Board of Directors, announced today (Feb. 06, 2018) that Michael K. Mauler has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Mauler will also join GameStop’s Board of Directors.

GameStop’s Board of Directors announced today that Michael K. Mauler has been appointed as the Company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Mauler will also join GameStop’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Mauler, 56, has been with the Company for more than 16 years. He previously served as Executive Vice President and President of International, which consists of nearly 2,000 retail stores operating under the GameStop, EB Games, Micromania and Zing Pop Culture brands. Mr. Mauler has led the International division’s business and diversification initiatives since being appointed to the role in January of 2010, including launching the Company’s global Collectibles business in 2014.

Prior to heading the International business, Mr. Mauler served as the Company’s Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and International Support, and before the merger between GameStop and EB Games, served as Vice President of Logistics for Electronics Boutique.

“On behalf of GameStop’s Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce Mike Mauler as our new CEO,” said Mr. DeMatteo. “Mike has been part of the GameStop senior leadership team for many years, where he has played an integral role in creating and driving the blueprint of our diversification strategy, successfully managing our international operations, and growing our core business segments. We are fortunate to have such an accomplished leader, who has a thorough understanding of our operations, business strategy and our stakeholders, and is committed to strengthening our results and driving our Company forward.”

Mr. Mauler said, “I am honored by the support and confidence that Dan and the Board of Directors have placed in me. Starting with its founders more than 30 years ago, GameStop has a tremendous legacy of continually transforming its business to meet the needs of its global customer base. I look forward to building upon that legacy and working closely with our senior leadership team and our more than 40,000 associates around the world, to drive sustainable profitability and shareholder returns across our businesses.”

Prior to joining GameStop, Mr. Mauler held various senior management positions for Baxter Healthcare, Dade Behring and Fisher Scientific, where he led operations for 22 countries.

About GameStop Corp. 
GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,400 stores across 14 countries. The Company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. Our Technology Brands segment includes 1,500 Spring Mobile AT&T and Simply Mac stores. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of AT&T’s products and services, including DIRECTV, devices and related accessories in select markets in the U.S. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, sells the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offers Apple certified warranty and repair services.

Mike Loftus
Vice President, Global Controller and Investor Relations
GameStop Corp.

Joey Mooring
Director, Corporate Communications
GameStop Corp.

Source: Gamestop Corporation/globenewswire


GameStop appoints Daniel A. DeMatteo as its interim Chief Executive Officer

GRAPEVINE, Texas, 2017-Nov-16 — /EPR Retail News/ — GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) today (Nov. 14, 2017) announced that its Chief Executive Officer, J. Paul Raines, has had a reoccurrence of his previously disclosed medical issue and is seeking treatment.  In light of these developments, the Board of Directors of the company has appointed the company’s Executive Chairman, Daniel A. DeMatteo, as the company’s interim Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. DeMatteo, one of the company’s co-founders, will continue to serve as Executive Chairman and director.  In the past, Mr. DeMatteo has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and in a variety of Board and executive roles since November 1996.

“We continue to send our best wishes and strong support to Paul and his family,” Mr. DeMatteo said. “The Board of Directors has tremendous confidence in GameStop’s executives and the management team’s ability to effectively run the business with the Board’s support.”

About GameStop Corp. 
GameStop Corp., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, is a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer. GameStop operates more than 7,400 stores across 14 countries. The company’s consumer product network also includes www.gamestop.com; Game Informer® magazine, the world’s leading print and digital video game publication; and ThinkGeek, www.thinkgeek.com, the premier retailer for the global geek community featuring exclusive and unique video game and pop culture products. Our Technology Brands segment includes 1,500 Simply Mac, Spring Mobile AT&T and Cricket stores. Spring Mobile, www.springmobile.com, sells all of A&T’s products and services, including DIRECTV and offers pre-paid wireless services, devices and related accessories through its Cricket branded stores in select markets in the U.S. Simply Mac, www.simplymac.com, sells the full line of Apple products, including laptops, tablets, and smartphones and offers Apple certified warranty and repair services.

General information about GameStop Corp. can be obtained at the company’s corporate website. Follow @GameStop and @GameStopCorp on Twitter and find GameStop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GameStop.

Mike Loftus
Vice President, Global Controller and Investor Relations

Joey Mooring
Director, Corporate Communications

Source: Gamestop Corporation/globenewswire

Sunoco LP names Joe Kim as chief executive officer

DALLAS, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) (“Sunoco” or the “Partnership”) announced today (Nov. 6, 2017) that Joe Kim has been named chief executive officer of Dallas-based Sunoco LP, effective January 1, 2018. Kim has been serving as president and chief operating officer since June following the announcement that current Chief Executive Officer Bob Owens would retire from the Partnership as of December 31, 2017. Owens will continue to serve as a consultant to the Partnership through 2019.

Prior to his most recent appointment, Kim had been serving as executive vice president and chief development officer for Sunoco from October 2015 to June 2017, where he was responsible for all business development and merger and acquisition activities across the Partnership.  During his service with Sunoco, Kim has provided a wealth of experience and expertise in strategic planning and execution of growth initiatives.

Previously, Kim held the position of chief operating officer at Pizza Hut, where he was responsible for management of all operations, with an emphasis on speed to market and restaurant excellence.  Prior to that, he worked for fifteen years at Valero Energy where his most recent position was senior vice president of strategy and growth. He also held roles in field and franchise operations, strategic planning, merchandising, development and investor relations. He began his career with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.  Kim is a graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

“I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Bob for his more than 20 years of service to Sunoco. We are grateful for his strategic leadership and wish him well as he embarks on his new endeavor,” said Matthew S. Ramsey, chairman of the board of Sunoco LP. “Bob is leaving Sunoco in good hands. Joe is an exceptionally talented leader and he is poised to successfully complete the transformation of the Partnership from a retail-based business into the premier U.S. fuel supplier.”

Sunoco LP  (NYSE: SUN) is a master limited partnership that operates 1,346 convenience stores and retail fuel sites and distributes motor fuel to 7,898 convenience stores, independent dealers, commercial customers and distributors located in 30 states.  Our parent — Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE: ETE) — owns SUN’s general partner and incentive distribution rights. For more information visit sunocolp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include certain statements concerning expectations for the future that are forward-looking statements as defined by federal law. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a variety of known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond management’s control. An extensive list of factors that can affect future results are discussed in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Partnership undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement to reflect new information or events.


Scott Grischow
Senior Director – Investor Relations and Treasury
(214) 840-5660

Derek Rabe
Senior Analyst – Investor Relations and Finance
(214) 840-5553

Alyson Gomez
Director – Communications
(469) 646-1758


Hermes Europe appoints Carole Walker Chief Executive Officer

Hamburg, 2017-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Long-time Chief of Hermes UK has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg. The experienced and highly successful manager takes over the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group from Donald Pilz.

Long-time Chief of Hermes UK has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Europe, Hamburg. The experienced and highly successful manager takes over the leadership of all European logistics activities of the Otto Group from Donald Pilz.

Carole Walker, one of the most successful managers of the Otto Group, was appointed CEO of Hermes Europe GmbH, Hamburg, the holding company for all European logistics activities of the Otto Group.

She joined the Otto Group 30 years ago and became Operations Director of Hermes UK in 2001 after having worked in operational business in the fields of Customer Service and Warehousing. Having successfully completed her MBA, she contributed in an exceptional manner to the success of the company as Managing Director since 2004 and as Chief Executive Officer since 2009.

“We are delighted to have found in Ms Walker a very experienced, highly successful and very strong personality with proven leadership qualities for this important task and wish her all the best“, emphasises Hanjo Schneider, Member of the Executive Board Otto Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Hermes Europe GmbH.

Walkers predecessor Donald Pilz has decided to resign as CEO of the Management Board of Hermes Europe GmbH due to differing views on the strategic direction of the Hermes Group.

Donald Pilz joined the Management Board of Hermes Europe GmbH as chairman on March 1st, 2016. He previously held various management positions in the transport and logistics sector, in particular for the TNT Group, where he headed, amongst others, the German business unit as CEO and later the Western and Central Europemregion of TNT Express. Prior to joining Hermes Europe, Mr Pilz was CEO of Palletways GmbH and Member of the European Board of Palletways Ltd.

The Otto Group sincerely regrets that Donald Pilz decided to leave the company, thanks him very much for his achievements and wishes him every success in his continuing career and all the best for his personal future.

Martijn de Lange, Managing Director of Hermes UK, will succeed Carole Walker as CEO of Hermes UK.

About Hermes

Hermes provides international logistics services to the retail industry. Headquartered in Hamburg, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. The company is a leading specialist for retail-related services and partners numerous distance sellers in Germany and internationally. The range of services provided by the twelve Hermes companies embraces the full length of the supply chain: sourcing, quality assurance, transport, fulfilment, home deliveries and 2-man handling. In 2016 the Hermes Group grew consolidated revenue to 2.640 billion euros and increased the number of employees grows to 12,618. Hermes operates worldwide and has established country companies in the UK, France, Russia, Italy and Austria. More information: newsroom.hermesworld.com.

About Otto Group

Founded in Germany in 1949, today the Otto Group is a globally operating retail and services group with around 49,750 employees. The Group includes 123 major companies and is present in over 30 countries in Europe, North and South America and Asia. Its business activities are grouped into three segments: Multichannel Retail, Financial Services and Service. In the 2016/17 financial year (to 28 February), the Otto Group generated turnover of 12.5 billion euros. It is one of the world’s largest online retailer. E-commerce, catalogue sales and over-the-counter retail form the three pillars of the Otto Group’s Multichannel Retail strategy. Its worldwide corporate activities, numerous strategic partnerships and joint ventures provide the Otto Group with excellent opportunities to transfer know-how and leverage areas of synergy potential. Group companies operate largely independently, guaranteeing flexibility, customer proximity and optimum target-group appeal in their respective national markets. For further information on the Otto Group visit www.ottogroup.com.

Media Contact:

Thomas Voigt
+49 40 6461 4010

Source: Otto Group

ADEO appointed Philippe Zimmermann Chief Executive Officer

ADEO appointed Philippe Zimmermann Chief Executive Officer


RONCHIN – FRANCE, 2017-Jul-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — At 46, Philippe Zimmermann is a visionary and inventive entrepreneur, profoundly attached to human development and to ADEO’s core values of sharing.

Section manager in the La Rochelle store in 1993, he then worked in different ADEO companies and became Deputy Chief Executive Officer at ADEO, in charge of the DIY hypermarket sector, accelerating omni-channel transformation and Product-Purchasing-Supply Chain cooperation. Today (06/28/2017), Philippe Zimmermann is Chief Executive Officer at ADEO, and he continues to pump his energy into the heart of the ADEO community of companies, with a global strategy that embraces the ADEO fundamentals as well as all the transformations happening in today’s world.

Tel. +33 3 59 31 53 00

Source: ADEO


J.Crew Group, Inc. appoints James Brett as Chief Executive Officer

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — J.Crew Group, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today (June 5, 2017) that it has named James Brett as Chief Executive Officer. Brett, an executive with more than 25 years of retail experience, most recently served as President of specialty home furnishing company West Elm. Brett will assume the CEO position this July and will also join the Company’s Board of Directors. Millard Drexler will continue in his role as Chairman. Michael J. Nicholson will remain as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of J.Crew Group, Inc. and Libby Wadle will remain as President of Madewell.

“This is an exciting time for J.Crew as we continue to make significant changes to position our company for long-term success,” said Mr. Drexler. “As Chairman and an owner of the Company, it is my responsibility to focus on the future of J.Crew and find the right leadership to execute on our strategic plans.”

Drexler continued, “Jim has a proven track record of pushing for innovation and growing omni-channel brands. I look forward to moving into my new role and assist Jim and the team in every way possible to help ensure a smooth and successful transition.”

Brett stated, “I’m honored to work with J.Crew’s talented team of leaders, board of directors and Mickey, who have built an iconic American brand. J.Crew has tremendous opportunity to play a more meaningful role in our lives, and I look forward to leading it through its next phase of growth.”

Mr. Brett most recently served as President of West Elm, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio, since 2010, where he oversaw all aspects of the brand. During his tenure, Brett grew West Elm to become a $1 billion global brand. Prior to West Elm, Mr. Brett was the Chief Merchandising Officer for the Urban Outfitters Division of Urban Outfitters, Inc. He has also served in various merchandising roles at other retailers including Anthropologie, the J.C. Penney Company, Inc. and May Department Stores Company.

About J.Crew Group, Inc. 

J.Crew Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized omni-channel retailer of women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories. As of June 5, 2017 the Company operates 278 J.Crew retail stores, 116 Madewell stores, jcrew.com, jcrewfactory.com, the J.Crew catalog, madewell.com, and 178 factory stores (including 39 J.Crew Mercantile stores). Certain product, press release and SEC filing information concerning the Company are available at the Company’s website www.jcrew.com.

Certain statements herein are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current expectations or beliefs concerning future events and actual results of operations may differ materially from historical results or current expectations. Any such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including the strength of the economy, changes in the overall level of consumer spending or preferences in apparel, the performance of the Company’s products within the prevailing retail environment, trade restrictions, political or financial instability in countries where the Company’s goods are manufactured, postal rate increases, paper and printing costs, availability of suitable store locations at appropriate terms and other factors which are set forth in the Company’s Form 10-K and in all filings with the SEC made by the Company subsequent to the filing of the Form 10-K. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Margot Fooshee
(212) 209-8414

SOURCE: J.Crew Group, Inc.

Lands’ End welcomes Jerome Griffith as its next Chief Executive Officer

Highly Respected Global Executive Brings Significant Experience Driving Growth and Innovation for Iconic Consumer Brands

DODGEVILLE, Wis., 2016-Dec-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE) today (Dec. 19, 2016) announced that its Board of Directors has named Jerome Griffith to be the Company’s next Chief Executive Officer. Griffith is a highly respected global executive with extensive experience driving growth and innovation for iconic consumer brands, who most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tumi Holdings.  He will also join the Lands’ End Board of Directors.

Josephine Linden, Chairman of the Board of Lands’ End, said: “After a comprehensive search conducted by Heidrick & Struggles, we are thrilled to welcome Jerome Griffith as Lands’ End’s next CEO. Jerome is an exceptionally gifted leader with an impressive track record of spearheading growth and expansion at several iconic apparel and consumer goods companies. Over the course of his career, Jerome has demonstrated a special talent for innovation in design and functionality to attract new customers while upholding the quality, value, service, and products that current customers love. As Lands’ End continues its evolution at the forefront of the retail industry, we believe Jerome’s experience and tactical execution will improve financial performance and build sustainable long-term value for stockholders.”

Griffith, who will join the Company on March 6, 2017, said: “I am delighted to join Lands’ End as the organization enters its next phase of growth and development. By focusing and building on its core brand values and its heritage of delivering quality, value and service, I believe Lands’ End is well positioned to innovate and grow as a global leader in classic American sportswear. I look forward to working with the entire Lands’ End team to drive the Company forward in a way that expands and strengthens its bonds with its customers while creating compelling value for all of its stakeholders.”

Griffith will succeed Joseph Boitano and James Gooch, who have served as Co-Interim CEOs since September 26, 2016, when the Company announced its search for a permanent CEO. Boitano and Gooch will continue to serve as Co-Interim CEOs until Mr. Griffith assumes the CEO role in March of 2017.

Mrs. Linden added: “On behalf of the entire Board, we deeply appreciate Joe and Jim’s service to Lands’ End during this period and look forward to their continued contributions to the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Design Officer, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating and Financial Officer and Treasurer, respectively.”

Mr. Boitano and Mr. Gooch, said: “We look forward to sharing our insight and experience with Jerome as we all work together to advance strategic initiatives that meet the needs of Lands’ End’s customers and drive long-term sustainable growth.”

Jerome Griffith Biography
Mr. Griffith served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors of Tumi Holdings, Inc. from April 2009 until its sale in August 2016 to Samsonite International S.A., where he now serves as a non-executive director. From 2002 to February 2009, he was employed at Esprit Holdings Limited, a global fashion brand, where he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and appointed to the board in 2004, then promoted to President of Esprit North and South America in 2006. From 1999 to 2002, he worked as an executive vice president at Tommy Hilfiger. From 1998 to 1999, he worked as the president of retail at the J. Peterman Company, a catalog-based apparel and retail company. From 1989 through 1998, he worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at Gap, Inc. Mr. Griffith is a member of the board of VINCE, Tom Tailor SE, Samsonite and Parsons, The New School of Design. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing.

About Lands’ End, Inc.
Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE) is a leading multi-channel retailer of clothing, accessories, footwear and home products. We offer products through catalogs, online at www.landsend.com, www.canvasbylandsend.com and affiliated specialty and international websites, and through retail locations, primarily at Lands’ End Shops at Sears® and standalone Lands’ End Inlet® Stores. We are a classic American lifestyle brand with a passion for quality, legendary service and real value, and seek to deliver timeless style for men, women, kids and the home.

Megan Crudele
(203) 682-8200

Sard Verbinnen & Co.
Matt Benson / Andrew Duberstein
(212) 687-8080

Lands’ End, Inc.
Michele Casper
Vice President of Public Relations
(608) 935-4633

Source: Lands’ End, Inc./globenewswire

Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane

London, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kering announces the appointment of Nikolas Talonpoika as chief executive officer of Christopher Kane, effective 12 October 2016. He will report to Jean-François Palus, Kering’s Group managing director.

Previously strategic marketing and media director of Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has significant expertise in marketing strategy and brand positioning in the luxury sector. He has been with the Kering group for eight years. As CEO of Christopher Kane, his mission will be to accelerate the brand’s international expansion while, together with Christopher and Tammy Kane, further strengthening its distinctive identity.

Nikolas Talonpoika will succeed Sarah Crook, who is leaving the Kering group after two years as CEO of the Christopher Kane house and on the back of the brand’s ten year anniversary. Kering is grateful to Sarah Crook for her achievements. The past two years have seen the opening of the brand’s first flagship store in London, the international expansion of the brand, and diversification into new product categories. The brand has increased its visibility in Europe and Asia, and established a successful e-commerce presence.

About Nikolas Talonpoika
Nikolas Talonpoika, 44, has been strategic marketing and media director of Kering since 2012. He started his career in London, working at advertising groups WPP and Publicis as international client director on accounts such as Richemont, L’Oréal and Nespresso. Based in Paris since 2005, he was appointed media director at Gucci Group in 2008. At Kering, Nikolas Talonpoika has worked across all aspects of brand management, marketing and communications. A British national, he attended Dulwich College and University College London.

About Kering
A world leader in apparel and accessories, Kering develops an ensemble of powerful Luxury and Sport & Lifestyle brands: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, JeanRichard, Pomellato, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’ in the fullest sense, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential in the most sustainable manner.

Present in more than 120 countries, the Group generated revenue of more than €11.5 billion in 2015 and had more than 38,000 employees at year end. The Kering (previously PPR) share is listed on Euronext Paris (FR 0000121485, KER.PA, KER.FP).

Press Contacts:
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+33 (0)1 45 64 61 20

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+33 (0)1 45 64 66 00

Website: www.kering.com
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Source:Kering group