First-half retail financials confirm sudden shifts in retailer market share during the pandemic. The results also confirm an unprecedented, yet necessary, pivot by the HomeWorld Business team in the development of its annual ranking of top housewares retailers.
Bob Maricich has a long history in the furnishings business including a stint as president and CEO of Century Furniture. Prior to that, he was president of American Drew and American of Martinsville after holding senior positions at companies such as Flexsteel and Texaco. He took over Internationals Market Centers leadership in 2008.
Mark Tritton became Bed Bath & Beyond’s new president and CEO late last year and immediately faced the challenge of extending a turnaround strategy initiated by the board of directors but under the influence of new executives he brought on board soon after arriving.
Derek Miller, president of the International Housewares Association since 2018, joined the IHA in December 1999 as director of international business development, then was named vp/international services in October 2001. He became IHA vp/global marketing in March 2014.
The office superstore retail channel found itself in an advantageous position as the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S., as restrictions to personal movement caused many consumers to become remote workers. David LeClair was one of the people who helped Staples meet the challenge of a suddenly changed market dynamic.