McCarthy Named Sears Hometown & Outlet VP/Merchandising

Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores has appointed Michael McCarthy as vp/merchandising and inventory. He will join the company effective September 21.

The company stated that McCarthy will work with the leadership team as the principal executive responsible for merchandising, assorting and inventory, including product selection and assortment planning strategy, inventory management and productivity, product and visual merchandising, product marketing and awareness strategies, promotional design, as well as vendor relationships and support. He joins Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores with over 30 years of retail experience, the company noted, including 28 years with Sears Holdings Corp.

Sears Holdings spun off Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores in 2012.

“Mike is a seasoned retail professional with comprehensive experience across multiple retail disciplines at a senior executive level, and he has a track record of success,” said Will Powell, president and CEO, Sears Hometown & Outlet Stores. “He has an extensive history with Sears Holdings Corp., serving in many different capacities over nearly three decades, including executive-level positions in several functional areas. This includes direct experience working in our business formats, and multiple merchandising, assorting and inventory planning assignments. Not only does he understand our business model, he knows how to work effectively with dealers and franchisees.”