Kroger Central division President Katie Wolfram to retire; Pam Matthews to succeed

CINCINNATI, 2017-Oct-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) today (Oct. 17, 2017) announced the retirement of Central division President Katie Wolfram and the promotion of Pam Matthews, currently the QFC division president, to succeed her. Suzy Monford will join the company to serve as the president of the QFC division. “We are […]

Inmar Promotion Network president John Ross named President and CEO of IGA Inc.

CHICAGO, IL, 2017-Sep-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) announced today (September 18, 2017) that John Ross, current President of Inmar Promotion Network, has been named President and CEO of IGA Inc., succeeding current IGA Chairman, President and CEO Mark Batenic. Ross will begin his tenure as CEO mid-October of 2017, working closely […]

HBC President Don Watros to leave the company

TORONTO & NEW YORK, 2017-Aug-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — HBC or the “Company” (TSX: HBC) today (August 24, 2017) announced Don Watros has made the decision to leave HBC effective September 29, 2017. “With a seasoned leadership team in place in Europe and our plans to bring Hudson’s Bay to the Netherlands and Saks OFF 5TH to Europe coming to fruition, the time is […]

Macy’s appoints Hal Lawton as president

Company also announces actions to balance the ‘art and science’ of retail through changes to merchandising structure and strengthened consumer insights and data analytics CINCINNATI, 2017-Aug-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) today (Aug. 21, 2017) announced several changes intended to improve the company’s performance, including the hiring of Hal Lawton as president, the creation […]

PetSmart CEO and President Michael J. Massey to leave the company

Phoenix, AZ, 2017-Aug-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — PetSmart, Inc. (“PetSmart” or the “Company”) today (Aug. 10, 2017 )announced that Michael J. Massey has decided to step down from his position as Chief Executive Officer, President and Board Member. The Board of Directors has accepted his resignation and Raymond Svider will serve as Executive Chairman to […]

Beth Newlands Campbell appointed President of Rexall Drugstore

Beth Newlands Campbell appointed President of Rexall Drugstore   MISSISSAUGA, ON, 2017-Aug-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Domenic Pilla, Chief Executive Officer of McKesson Canada, today (August 4, 2017) announced the appointment of Beth Newlands Campbell as President of Rexall Drugstore effective August 8, 2017. Newlands Campbell is a highly accomplished retail executive with a successful […]

European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) re-elects Sarah Branquinho as President

London, 2017-Jul-04 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sarah Branquinho has been re-elected as President of the European Travel Retail Confederation (ETRC) at the Annual General Meeting today ( 29 June 2017 ). In an official statement, Branquinho said: “I am honoured to be re-elected to serve another year as President of ETRC. Brexit presents a huge […]

FOCUS Brands appoints Kat Cole as Chief Operating Officer and President, North America

ATLANTA, 2017-Jul-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — FOCUS Brands, the franchisor of iconic brands Auntie Anne’s® , Carvel®, Cinnabon®, McAlister’s Deli®, Moe’s Southwest Grill® and Schlotzsky’s®, continues on the path of industry leading growth by today (June 19, 2017) announcing that Kat Cole has been named Chief Operating Officer and President, North America.  In this new position, Kat […]

Sunoco LP president and CEO Robert “Bob” W. Owens to retire; Joe Kim to succeed

Sunoco Executives Cynthia Archer and Boyd Foster Also Retiring DALLAS, 2017-Jun-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sunoco LP (NYSE: SUN) announced today (June 22, 2017) that Robert “Bob” W. Owens, president and chief executive officer has announced his intention to retire from the Partnership as of December 31, 2017, after more than 20 years with […]

NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay: retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform without shifting the burden to consumers

WASHINGTON, 2017-Jun-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay said in an interview today (June 21, 2017) on Fox Business Network’s Varney & Co. that retailers would work “tirelessly” to achieve tax reform that lowers rates without shifting the burden to consumers. Regarding House Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech on […]

CBL & Associates Properties President and CEO Stephen D. Lebovitz to present at REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., 2017-Jun-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) announced that it will provide an online audio simulcast of the presentation given by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Stephen D. Lebovitz, to the investment community at REITWeek 2017: NAREIT’s Investor Forum in New York City. The presentation will take […]

SUPERVALU President and CEO Mark Gross to address investors at RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Conference

MINNEAPOLIS, 2017-May-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — SUPERVALU INC. (NYSE: SVU) will participate in next week’s RBC Capital Markets Consumer and Retail Conference in Boston. President and CEO Mark Gross will address investors at approximately 9:20 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. A live webcast of this event will be available through the SUPERVALU […]

CVS Health president and ceo Larry Merlo to present at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2017

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2017-May-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today (May 12, 2017 )announced that Larry Merlo, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will be speaking to investors at the UBS Global Healthcare Conference on May 24, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the event will be […]

Coach appoints Ian Bickley to the new role of President, Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances

NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH) (SEHK:6388), a leading New York design house of modern luxury accessories and lifestyle brands, today (Apr. 6, 2017) announced that Ian Bickley, currently President, International Group for the Coach brand, will be elevated to the new role of President, Global Business Development and Strategic […]

J.Crew Group President and Executive Creative Director Jenna Lyons to leave the company

NEW YORK, 2017-Apr-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — J.Crew Group, Inc. (the “Company”) announced today (April 3, 2017) that Jenna Lyons, President and Executive Creative Director, will be leaving the Company.  Ms. Lyons will remain with J.Crew as a creative advisor until the end of her current contract, which expires in December 2017. Ms. Lyons […]

Colleen Wegman named president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc.

ROCHESTER, NY, 2017-Mar-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Danny Wegman announced that his daughter, Colleen Wegman, has been named president and CEO of Wegmans Food Markets, Inc., and he will assume the title of chairman. “I will continue in my role, but now as chairman of the company,” said Danny Wegman. “The time has come […]

ShopRite Supermarkets announces the appointment of Brett Wing as its new president

Keasbey, NJ, 2017-Jan-27 — /EPR Retail News/ — ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc. (SRS), which owns and operates 34 ShopRite stores in New Jersey and New York, has named industry veteran Brett Wing president of the company.  SRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest U.S. retailer-owned cooperative with members who own and operate […]

Nordstrom appointments: Geevy Thomas as Chief Innovation Officer and Karen McKibbin as president, Nordstrom Rack

Seattle, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (January 9, 2017) announced that the company has created a new executive team role, Chief Innovation Officer, and named long-time company leader Geevy Thomas to the position. It also announced Karen McKibbin as president, Nordstrom Rack. Geevy Thomas Named Chief Innovation Officer “Our new Chief Innovation […]

Nordstrom announces Terry Boyle as President, NordstromRack.com/HauteLook and Trunk Club

Seattle, 2017-Jan-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Nordstrom, Inc. today (January 9, 2017) announced that Brian Spaly, CEO of Trunk Club, has chosen to depart the company. Terry Boyle, president of NordstromRack.com/HauteLook, will take on leadership of Trunk Club in addition to his current responsibilities. His new title will be President, NordstromRack.com/HauteLook and Trunk Club. “We’re […]

National Retail Federation to name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker The Visionary 2017

Washington, 2016-Dec-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The National Retail Federation today (December 19, 2016) announced that it will name Nike Chairman, President and CEO Mark Parker “The Visionary,” a new honor intended to recognize outstanding retail industry leaders, during the 2017 NRF Foundation Gala January 15 in New York City. “There aren’t many trailblazers […]

GGP announces the promotion of Shobi Khan to President and COO

Chicago, Illinois, 2016-Dec-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — GGP announced today (December 15, 2016) the promotion of Shobi Khan to President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Khan joined GGP in 2011 as Chief Operating Officer to oversee all aspects of asset management and investment activities. Mr. Khan will continue to report directly to Sandeep […]

Meijer President Rick Keyes assumes title of CEO

Grand Rapids, Mich., 2016-Dec-05 — /EPR Retail News/ — Effective January 1, 2017, Meijer President Rick Keyes will add the title of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The announcement was made today (December 2, 2016) by Hank Meijer, who has held the role of CEO and will now serve as Executive Chairman of the Meijer board. […]

Avon LLC announces the appointment of Anjana Srivastava to newly-established role of President, Health and Wellness

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — New Avon LLC (“Avon”) announced the appointment of Anjana Srivastava as the company’s President of Health and Wellness in the U.S. This is a newly-established role for Avon, marking the company’s expansion into the Health and Wellness market. Health and Wellness is currently the largest product category in […]

Dunkin’ Brands Group announces the appointment of David Hoffmann as president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada

CANTON, MA, 2016-Sep-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, today (Sept. 22, 2016) announced that David Hoffmann, 48, has been named president of Dunkin’ Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3, 2016. He will report to Nigel Travis, Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO, and […]

Nordstrom, Inc. announces the appointment of Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com

SEATTLE, 2016-Sep-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — To further accelerate its e-commerce, digital and mobile efforts, Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced that it has appointed Ken Worzel as president, Nordstrom.com. Worzel has served as executive vice president of Strategy and Development at the company since 2010, where he has been responsible for strengthening the company’s […]

CVS Health president and CEO Larry Merlo to present at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference

WOONSOCKET, R.I., 2016-Sep-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) today (Aug. 31, 2016) announced that Larry Merlo, the company’s president and chief executive officer, will be speaking to investors at the Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 13, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m. ET. An audio webcast of the event will […]

SPAR Group names R. Scott Popaditch as President and CEO

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., 2016-Aug-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — SPAR Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGRP), a leading global supplier of retail merchandising, technology and other marketing services throughout the United States and across five continents, today (August 29, 2016) announced the appointment of R. Scott Popaditch as President and CEO effective September 6, 2016. Mr. Popaditch replaces Ms. […]

Melanie Teed-Murch named President, Toys“R”Us, Canada

Melanie Teed-Murch named President, Toys“R”Us, Canada   WAYNE, NJ and CONCORD, Ontario, 2016-Aug-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, today (August 29, 2016) announced the appointment of Melanie Teed-Murch as President, Toys“R”Us, Canada, effective September 1. In addition to overseeing the operations and business activities for the […]

Andrew Cooper named President, Sequential Brands Group

NEW YORK, 2016-Aug-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sequential Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:SQBG) (“Sequential”), announced today (Aug 22, 2016) the appointment of Andrew Cooper as President reporting directly to CEO Yehuda Shmidman. “We are pleased to welcome Andrew Cooper to the management team at Sequential. Andrew’s expertise in helping companies achieve operational excellence and maximize productivity will […]

Advance Auto Parts president George Sherman to step down from his current role on August 13

ROANOKE, Va., 2016-Aug-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, today announced that George Sherman, who currently serves as the Company’s President, will step down from his current role on August 13, and remain with the […]