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Retail
Robb Steps Down From The Container Store Board

The Container Store said that Walter Robb will step down from the company’s board of directors, effective December 31, 2020, in order to focus on other business endeavors.

Cookware & Bakeware
CMA Names 2020 Board Members

The Cookware Manufacturers Association (CMA) has elected a new board member, Mike Otterman, CEO of Lodge Manufacturing Company, and reelected three board members to serve a second three-year term: Kurt Mecray, consumer marketing manager at PPG; and Chris Welch, director of marketing at Bradshaw Home.

Retail
Overstock Appoints Messing Independent Director

Overstock’s board of directors has appointed Barbara Messing as its newest independent director on August 4. Messing most recently held the role of svp/chief marketing officer for Walmart U.S., leading the marketing organization across the stores and e-commerce business while developing and amplifying brand strategy.

Retail
Overstock Taps Nettles As Independent Director

The board of directors of Overstock has appointed William Nettles as a new independent director. Nettles is a co-founder and managing partner of Invictus Growth Partners, a private equity firm located in San Francisco that invests in and advises automation-enabled technology companies.

Retail
Bed Bath & Beyond Appoints Edelman Independent Chair Of The Board

Bed Bath & Beyond has appointed Harriet Edelman as independent chair of the board, effective immediately. Patrick Gaston has stepped down as chairman of the board and, after 13 years as a director of the company, has notified the board that he does not plan to stand for re-election at the company’s 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.

Retail
Investor Group: More Changes Needed At Bed Bath & Beyond

Following Bed Bath & Beyond’s recent changes to its board, an activist investor group composed of Legion Partners Holdings, Macellum Advisors and Ancora Advisors, have released a presentation outlining its strategic plan for the retailer. Within hours, Bed, Bath & Beyond responded.

Retail
Publix Elects Jenkins To Board

During its annual meeting of stockholders, Publix elected Jennifer Jenkins to its board of directors. In addition, Barney Barnett, Jane Finley and Charlie Jenkins Jr. retired from the board.

Retail
Rite Aid Adds Executives To Board Of Directors

Rite Aid’s board of directors has appointed Elizabeth Burr, who most recently served as chief innovation officer and vp/health care trend and innovation at Humana, and Katherine Quinn, who currently serves as vice chairman and chief administrative officer of U.S. Bancorp, to the company’s board.

Tabletop
Tehrani Joins TTU Board Of Directors

TTU has announced that Amir Tehrani, a partner of the company, has joined the company’s board of directors and will also assume a senior leadership role. The news, according to a statement on the TTU website, comes on the heels of Dar Molayem, co-founder, president and CMO, announcing his retirement.

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